Title Workplace Bullying among Managers: A Multifactorial Perspective and Understanding
Authors ARIZA MONTES, JOSÉ ANTONIO, MUÑIZ RODRIGUEZ, NOEL MARTIN, LEAL RODRÍGUEZ, ANTONIO LUIS, Leal-Millan, Antonio G., ARIZA MONTES, JOSÉ ANTONIO, LEAL RODRÍGUEZ, ANTONIO LUIS, MUÑIZ RODRIGUEZ, NOEL MARTIN
External publication No
Means Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 2
SJR Quartile 2
JCR Impact 2.06300
SJR Impact 0.91800
Area International
Publication date 01/03/2014
ISI 000334438200019
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-84897850367
DOI 10.3390/ijerph110302657
Abstract The aim of this paper is to study certain factors that may be determinant in the emergence of workplace bullying among managers-employees with a recognized and privileged position to exercise power-adopting the individual perspective of the subject, the bullied manager. Individual, organizational, and contextual factors integrate the developed global model, and the methodology utilized to accomplish our research objectives is based on the binary logistic regression model. A sample population of 661 managers was obtained from the micro data file of the 5th European Working Conditions Survey-2010 (European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions) and utilized to conduct the present research. The results indicate that the chance for a manager to refer to him/herself as bullied increases among women that hold managerial positions and live with children under 15 at home, and among subjects that work at night, on a shift system, suffering from work stress, enjoying little satisfaction from their working conditions, and not perceiving opportunities for promotions in their organizations. The present work summarizes an array of outcomes and proposes, within the usual course of events, that workplace bullying could be reduced if job demands were limited and job resources were increased. The implications of these findings could assist directors/general directors in facilitating, to some extent, good social relationships among managers.
Keywords workplace bullying; working conditions; regression model; European Working Conditions Survey-2010; satisfaction; work stress
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