Identification and Evaluation of the Factors Effective on Workplace Bullying (Case Study: Bandar Abbas Administrative Agencies)

Document Type : Research Article


1 MSc, Faculty of Management & Accounting, University of Hormozgan, Bandarabbas, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Management & Accounting, University of Hormozgan, Bandarabbas, Iran

3 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Management & Accounting Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran


One of the main purposes of industrial psychologists and organizational practitioners is to describe and depict the organizational behaviors. Meanwhile, workplace bullying is a widespread issue in the work life and it is also a part of work hazards in workplace. Moreover, neglecting it may lead to its intensification. The purpose of this study was to detect and evaluate the factors effective on workplace bullying. In terms of method, the study at hand adopted an exploratory mixed-mixed research. The statistical population of the study was Bandar Abbas administrative agencies. In the qualitative part, 12 people were interviewed and effective factors were identified using content analysis method, while for thequantitative part240 questionnaires were collected, and the data was assessed using SPSS. The test- retest measure of reliability was used to compute reliability of interviews, while the Cronbach's alpha was used to assess the reliability of the questionnaire. The results revealed five main categories of effective factors, for each of which a number of sub-indicators were determined. The main factors included: contextual factors, individual-psychological factors, occupational-professional factors, organizational factors, and behavioral-attitudinal factors. Among the identified factors, the contextual factors had the largest effect on bullying and the occupational factors had the least impact on bullying.


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