Acceptability of workplace bullying: A comparative study on six continents

Power, Jacqueline L., Brotheridge, Céleste, Blenkinsopp, John, Bowes-Sperry, Lynn, Bozionelos, Nikos, Buzády, Zoltán, Chuang, Aichia, Drnevich, Dawn, Garzon-Vico, Antonio, Leighton, Catherine, Madero, Sergio M., Mak, Wai-ming, Mathew, Romina, Monserrat, Silvia Inés, Mujtaba, Bahaudin G., Olivas-Lujan, Miguel R., Polycroniou, Panagiotis, Sprigg, Christine A., Axtell, Carolyn, Holman, David, Ruiz-Gutiérrez, Jaime A. and Nnedumm, Anthony Ugochukwu Obiajulu (2013) Acceptability of workplace bullying: A comparative study on six continents. Journal of Business Research, 66 (3). pp. 374-380. ISSN 0148-2963

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Official URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10149/146550

Abstract

This paper is the first to explore the impact of culture on the acceptability of workplace bullying and to do so across a wide range of countries. Physically intimidating bullying is less acceptable than work related bullying both within groups of similar cultures and globally. Cultures with high performance orientation find bullying to be more acceptable while those with high future orientation find bullying to be less acceptable. A high humane orientation is associated with finding work related bullying to be less acceptable. Confucian Asia finds work-related bullying to be more acceptable than the Anglo, Latin America, and Sub-Saharan Africa country clusters and finds physically intimidating bullying to be more acceptable than the Anglo and Latin America country clusters. The differences in the acceptability of bullying with respect to these cultures are partially explained in terms of cultural dimensions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Workplace bullying; Cross-cultural differences; Performance orientation; Future orientation; Humane orientation
Subjects: C800 Psychology
N100 Business studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2016 16:22
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2016 16:22
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/28332

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