|Document ID (ISN)||107152|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0267-8373 - Work and Stress
|Convention or series no.
||Notelaers G., Einarsen S., De Witte H., Vermunt J.K.
||Measuring exposure to bullying at work: The validity and advantages of the latent class cluster approach
||Oct.-Dec. 2006, Vol.20, No.4, p.289-302. 31 ref.
||Although bullying is a complex phenomenon, the dominant method used in bullying surveys only distinguishes two groups: victims versus non-victims. Hence, the complex nature of workplace bullying may not be accounted for. A latent class cluster approach is suggested to model data obtained from the Negative Acts Questionnaire (NAQ) administered to 6175 employees in Belgium. In this study, six latent classes emerged: "not bullied," "limited work criticism," "limited negative encounters," "sometimes bullied," "work related bullied," and "victims." The results show that compared to the traditional operational classification method, the latent class cluster approach shows higher construct and higher predictive validity with respect to self-assessments and indicators of strain and well-being at work.
||bullying; stress factors; psychology of work organization; human behaviour
||subjective assessment; questionnaire survey; Belgium
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Belgium|
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
||Mental stress and burnout
Psychology of work organization
Bullying and mobbing