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Document ID (ISN)108786
CIS number 08-1488
ISSN - Serial title 0267-8373 - Work and Stress
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kessler S.R., Spector P.E., Chang C.H., Parr A.D.
Title Organizational violence and aggression: Development of the three-factor Violence Climate Survey
Bibliographic information Apr.-June 2008, Vol.22, No.2, p.108-124. Illus. 55 ref.
Abstract Violence climate, a concept derived from the safety climate literature, may affect violence and aggression at work. Using a newly-developed instrument for measuring violence climate, this study consisted of a survey of a sample of 216 employees from a variety of sectors in the United States. It showed that violence climate is significantly related to exposure to physical violence and verbal aggression, physical strains and psychological strains, including job dissatisfaction and negative emotion at work. Exposure to both violence and aggression was associated with all strains. Multiple regression analyses suggested that it was primarily policies and pressure that was associated with verbal aggression, whereas mainly practices was related to physical violence.
Descriptors (primary) USA; violence; risk factors; psychology of work organization
Descriptors (secondary) speed of work; work organization; statistical evaluation; survey; work efficiency
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Violence
Psychology of work organization
Violence and terrorism