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Document ID (ISN)107152
CIS number 07-1243
ISSN - Serial title 0267-8373 - Work and Stress
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Notelaers G., Einarsen S., De Witte H., Vermunt J.K.
Title Measuring exposure to bullying at work: The validity and advantages of the latent class cluster approach
Bibliographic information Oct.-Dec. 2006, Vol.20, No.4, p.289-302. 31 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) bullying; stress factors; psychology of work organization; human behaviour
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; questionnaire survey; Belgium
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBelgium
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Psychology of work organization
Bullying and mobbing
Psychological factors