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Perceptions of Bullying in the Workplace: The Moderating Effect of Employee Control
Southern Management Association Proceedings (2011)
  • Mary Beth Rousseau, Georgia Southern University
  • Pankaj C. Patel, Ball State University
  • Franz W. Kellermanns, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Kimberly A. Eddleston, Northeastern University

This study uses occupational stress lens to investigate the effect of the work environment on perceptions of workplace bullying. Results indicate that role overload is positively associated with perceptions of bullying, while social support and the climate for trust are negatively associated. Further, we find that job autonomy and employee participation moderate these relationships - reducing the strength of the relationship between role overload and workplace bullying, and strengthening the relationships of both social support and climate for trust with workplace bullying.

  • Occupational stress,
  • Workplace bullying,
  • Role overload,
  • Job autonomy,
  • Employee participation
Publication Date
November, 2011
Citation Information
Mary Beth Rousseau, Pankaj C. Patel, Franz W. Kellermanns and Kimberly A. Eddleston. "Perceptions of Bullying in the Workplace: The Moderating Effect of Employee Control" Southern Management Association Proceedings (2011)
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