Workplace bullying: Professional dominance and organizational deviance
This presentation provides current understanding of bullying construct, nature and source of bullying behaviors, and targets reactions to the mistreatments. The key contextual factors are presented including the role of leader-member exchange theory, group status as in or out of “the loop” and organizational culture. Relationship between exposure to bullying and its effects on targets’ performance, trust, coping styles, and beliefs of reciprocity is examined. Bullying is discussed with a focus on power disparities, its systematic nature as planned by the perpetrators to cause harm or negatively affect the target employee. In conclusion, strategies are suggested for prevention, effective interventions and research.
Learning Areas:Administration, management, leadership
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Social and behavioral sciences
Describe the prevalence of bullying at work Discuss causes and consequences of workplace bullying Describe strategies for practice and research on bullying at work
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: For over 20 years, I have been teaching courses in health education and health promotion and active with professional organizations including : Governing Council of APHA, Chair of the Resolution Committee of SOPHE, Invited member of SOPHE Open Society Commission, President of SOPHE (S. Cal), Chair of the National Awards Committee AHHE, Delegate with NCHEC, Serving on journal editorial boards, Guest editor and reviewer of manuscripts, Community services, local, national and international presentations and publications.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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