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

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Show simple item record Hogan, Victoria Hodgins, Margaret Lewis, Duncan MacCurtain, Sarah Mannix McNamara, Patricia Pursell, Lisa 2020-07-24T10:16:41Z 2020-07-24T10:16:41Z 2020
dc.identifier.issn 1753-8351
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 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 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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