|Document ID (ISN)||103071|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
|Convention or series no.
||McCarthy P., Mayhew C., Barker M., Sheehan M.
||Bullying and occupational violence in tertiary education: Perpetrators and risk factors
||Aug. 2003, Vol.19, No.4, p.319-326. 31 ref.
||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.
||Australia; bullying; violence; educational institutions; risk factors; psychology of work organization
||psychology and sociology; university training; survey; human behaviour
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
Violence and terrorism
Teaching and educational institutions
Psychology of work organization
Bullying and mobbing