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Workplace bullying in Malaysia: an exploratory study

Al Bir, Ahmed Talib Sadiq and Hassan, Arif (2014) Workplace bullying in Malaysia: an exploratory study. Malaysian Management Review, 49 (1). pp. 1-8. ISSN 0025-1348

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This paper aims at investigating the prevalence of workplace bullying and the frequency of its negative acts in Malaysia. Bullying in the workplace was measured using the Negative Acts Questionnaire (NAQ-R) developed by Einarsen et al (2003). A sample of 231 randomly selected respondents participated in the study. They represented both the public and private sectors, and several industry and job levels. The frequency of the negative acts (now and then, monthly, weekly, daily), excluding never, revealed shocking numbers. Among the different forms of bullying, the results indicated that 81.4% were being bullied by someone withholding information that affected their performance, 82.2% were being bullied by someone spreading gossip about them, and 82.3% were being bullied by being given tasks with unreasonable deadlines.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2898/37793
Uncontrolled Keywords: workplace bullying, negative acts, Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business. Business Administration > HF5549 Personnel management
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Business Administration
Depositing User: Prof. Arif Hassan
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2014 12:00
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2015 10:02
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/37793

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