Cyberbullying : the new face of workplace bullying?

Privitera, Carmel & Campbell, Marilyn Anne (2009) Cyberbullying : the new face of workplace bullying? CyberPsychology and Behavior, 12(4), pp. 395-400.

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Abstract

While the subject of cyberbullying of children and adolescents has begun to be addressed, there has been less attention or research on cyberbullying in the workplace. Whilst male-dominated workplaces such as manufacturing settings have been found to have an increased risk of workplace bullying, the prevalence of cyberbullying in this sector is not known. This exploratory study investigated the prevalence and methods of face-to-face bullying and cyberbullying of males at work. One hundred and three surveys (a modified version of the NAQ-R1), were returned from randomly selected members of the Australian Manufacturing Worker’s Union (AMWU). The results showed that 34% of the respondents were bullied face-to-face, and 10.7% were cyberbullied. All victims of cyberbullying also experienced face-to-face bullying. The implications for organisations of their “duty of care” in regards to this new form of bullying are indicated.

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ID Code: 26670
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: workplace bullying, cyberbullying, manufacturing, Negative Acts Questionnaire
ISSN: 1094-9313
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Industrial and Organisational Psychology (170107)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Mary Ann Liebert
Deposited On: 05 Aug 2009 23:53
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 04:58

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