A National Survey of the work force in Ireland was carried out in July 1999. 6.2% of respondents (N=1057) had been exposed to frequent bullying over the previous 12 months. Events involving significant change in their workplace environment coincided with the onset of bullying suggesting that change in workplace practice is a major factor in the onset of bullying. Growth rates for 22 occupational categories were calculated showing a wide range of increase and decline in the numbers (/100,000) of individuals working within these various groups. Normalised rates (/100,000) of bullying within these occupational groups illustrated a wide variation. Significant correlation (p<0.05) between the rates of change in occupation and the rate of bullying within these occupations was found. Gender specific relative risks of bullying were also calculated for each occupational group and showed large variations in the risk of bullying for men and women.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||International Journal of Management and Decision Making|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|