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Document ID (ISN)103071
CIS number 04-241
ISSN - Serial title 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) McCarthy P., Mayhew C., Barker M., Sheehan M.
Title Bullying and occupational violence in tertiary education: Perpetrators and risk factors
Bibliographic information Aug. 2003, Vol.19, No.4, p.319-326. 31 ref.
Abstract This article provides an overview of findings from a comprehensive study of bullying and occupational violence in an Australian tertiary education institution. The study was commissioned by university human resource managers as a basis for the implementation of antibullying and violence policies and procedures, to meet quality enhancement objectives and in response to government guidelines. The data collected indicated that bullying and occupational violence may occur through student-initiated and staff-on-staff interactions, and can be fuelled by unreasonable work expectations. Recommendations are made based on identified risk factors, including the reform of management practices, enhanced prevention efforts, improved staff development and appraisal systems, and the introduction of codes of conduct for students.
Descriptors (primary) Australia; bullying; violence; educational institutions; risk factors; psychology of work organization
Descriptors (secondary) psychology and sociology; university training; survey; human behaviour
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Teaching and educational institutions
Psychological factors
Bullying and mobbing
Psychology of work organization
Violence and terrorism