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Document ID (ISN)73434
CIS number 99-1389
ISSN - Serial title 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Einarsen S., Matthiesen S., Skogstad A.
Title Bullying, burnout and well-being among assistant nurses
Bibliographic information Dec. 1998, Vol.14, No.6, p.563-568. 35 ref.
Abstract Bullying at work is studied in a representative sample of 745 Norwegian assistant nurses. While 4.8% of the assistant nurses currently experienced problems with bullying, 8.4% had former experiences as victims of bullying. Moreover, one out of five had witnessed others being bullied. The most common kinds of bullying behaviour experienced by the victims were serious slander, rumours and silent hostility. Fellow assistant nurses and nurses were seen as the offenders in most cases. None of the victims felt bullied by patients or relatives. Bullied assistant nurses had significantly higher levels of burnout, lowered job-satisfaction and lowered psychological well-being compared with their non-bullied colleagues. Topics: bullying; human relations; job dissatisfaction; neuropsychic stress; nursing personnel; overstrain; psychological effects; questionnaire survey; social aspects; stress factors.
Descriptors (primary) neuropsychic stress; overstrain; nursing personnel; bullying
Descriptors (secondary) human relations; job dissatisfaction; social aspects; stress factors; psychological effects; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNorway
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Health care services
Bullying and mobbing