Individual, Work and Organizational Factors
Edited by Ronald J. Burke and Astrid M. Richardsen
Chapter 6: Job resources and outcomes in the process of bullying: a study in a Norwegian healthcare setting
The aim of the current study is to explore associations between job resources and bullying, in addition to outcomes of bullying in a Norwegian healthcare setting. Self-report questionnaire data from hospital workers at four different hospitals were collected (N = 9162). Results demonstrated that job resources were negatively related to bullying. Specifically, we found that autonomy, social support and competence development were all negatively associated with bullying. Also, hospital management quality and local leadership quality were negatively related to bullying, and hospital management quality had an indirect association with bullying through local leadership quality. Bullying was also found to be negatively associated with several desirable outcomes, including job commitment, job performance, work ability, job satisfaction and turnover intentions. The current study emphasizes the importance of monitoring and managing job resources as well as strengthening hospital management quality and local leadership quality in order to reduce bullying.
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