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The Long-Term Effects of Workplace Bullying on Health, Wellbeing, and on the Professional and Personal Lives of Bully-victims

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posted on 2023-05-27, 07:13 authored by Carolyn Marlowe, Huat Bin Ang, Akhtar Akhtaruzzaman
One of the aims of this study was to give a voice to the victims of workplace bullying (WPB). Narratives or stories told by the victims allow researchers to better understand, challenge, and update outdated thinking of WPB. This paper identifies gaps in the literature regarding the long-term consequences of WPB on workers’ health and wellbeing, and how this impacts their professional and personal lives. The findings of this paper are based on a qualitative study that documented individual experiences of six WPB victims. Analysis of the findings shows how deeply rooted the issue of WPB is, opens conversations, highlights possible causes, and redefines solutions. Reflecting on Aotearoa New Zealand’s laissez-faire attitude towards WPB as well as realising the need for anti-bullying strategies, clearer guidelines, and the promotion of interventions to support employees, this study raises the awareness of the long-term consequences of WPB and its impact on victims and society.

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Marlowe, C., Ang, H. B. A. & Akhtaruzzaman, A. (n.d.). The Long-Term Effects of Workplace Bullying on Health, Wellbeing, and on the Professional and Personal Lives of Bully-victims. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 46(2), 31-51. https://doi.org/10.24135/nzjer.v46i2.65

Journal title

New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations

Volume

46

Issue

2

Pagination

31-51

Publisher

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) Library

Publication status

Published online

Online publication date

2021-12-01

ISSN

1176-4716

eISSN

1179-2965