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The prevalence of ill-treatment and bullying at work in Ireland

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dc.contributor.author Hogan, Victoria
dc.contributor.author Hodgins, Margaret
dc.contributor.author Lewis, Duncan
dc.contributor.author MacCurtain, Sarah
dc.contributor.author Mannix McNamara, Patricia
dc.contributor.author Pursell, Lisa
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-24T10:16:41Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-24T10:16:41Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.issn 1753-8351
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/9036
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the prevalence of ill-treatment and bullying experienced by Irish workers and to explore individual and organisational predictors. The most recent national figures available are specific to bullying and predate the economic recession; therefore, this study is timely and investigates a broader range of negative behaviours. Design/methodology/approach A questionnaire survey study on a national probability sample of Irish employees was conducted (N = 1,764). The study design replicated the methodology employed in the British workplace behaviour study. Findings The results showed that 43% of Irish workers had experienced ill-treatment at work over the past two years, with 9% meeting the criteria for experiencing workplace bullying. A number of individual and organisational factors were found to be significantly associated with the experience of ill-treatment at work.Social implications This study is of use to the Irish regulator and persons responsible for managing workplace bullying cases, as it identifies high-risk work situations and contributing individual factors. Originality/value This study provides national Irish data on workplace behaviour and ill-treatment following a severe economic recession. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Emerald Publishing Ltd en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Workplace Health Management;
dc.rights This article is (c) Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here http://ulir.ul.ie. Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited. en_US
dc.subject Prevalence en_US
dc.subject Unreasonable management en_US
dc.subject Workplace bullying en_US
dc.subject Workplace ill-treatment en_US
dc.subject Workplace incivility en_US
dc.subject Workplace violence en_US
dc.title The prevalence of ill-treatment and bullying at work in Ireland en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2020-07-24T09:18:07Z
dc.identifier.doi 10.1108/IJWHM-09-2018-0123
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2946658
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle International Journal of Workplace Health Management
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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