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Acceptability of workplace bullying: A comparative study on six continents

Ruiz-Gutierrez, Jaime A.; Monserrat, Silvia Ines; Buzady, Zoltan; Brotheridge, Celeste M.; Power, Jacqueline L.; Brotheridge, Céleste M.; Blenkinsopp, John; Brotheridge, Céleste; Bowes-Sperry, Lynn; Bozionelos, Nikos; Buzády, Zoltán; Buzády, Zoltán; Chuang, Aichia; Drnevich, Dawn; Garzon-Vico, Antonio; Madero, Sergi; Leighton, Catherine; Power, Jacqueline; Madero, Sergio M.; Mak, Wai-ming; Mathew, Romina; Monserrat, Silvia Inés; Mujtaba, Bahaudin G.; Olivas-Lujan, Miguel R.; Polycroniou, Panagiotis; Sprigg, Christine A.; Axtell, Carolyn; Holman, David; Ruiz-Gutiérrez, Jaime A.; Nnedumm, Anthony Ugochukwu Obiajulu

Authors

Jaime A. Ruiz-Gutierrez

Silvia Ines Monserrat

Zoltan Buzady

Celeste M. Brotheridge

Jacqueline L. Power

Céleste M. Brotheridge

John Blenkinsopp

Céleste Brotheridge

Lynn Bowes-Sperry

Nikos Bozionelos

Zoltán Buzády

Zoltán Buzády

Aichia Chuang

Dawn Drnevich

Antonio Garzon-Vico

Sergi Madero

Catherine Leighton

Jacqueline Power

Sergio M. Madero

Wai-ming Mak

Romina Mathew

Silvia Inés Monserrat

Bahaudin G. Mujtaba

Miguel R. Olivas-Lujan

Panagiotis Polycroniou

Christine A. Sprigg

Carolyn Axtell

David Holman

Jaime A. Ruiz-Gutiérrez

Anthony Ugochukwu Obiajulu Nnedumm



Abstract

This paper is the first to explore the impact of culture on the acceptability of workplace bullying and to do so across a wide range of countries. Physically intimidating bullying is less acceptable than work related bullying both within groups of similar cultures and globally. Cultures with high performance orientation find bullying to be more acceptable while those with high future orientation find bullying to be less acceptable. A high humane orientation is associated with finding work related bullying to be less acceptable. Confucian Asia finds work-related bullying to be more acceptable than the Anglo, Latin America, and Sub-Saharan Africa country clusters and finds physically intimidating bullying to be more acceptable than the Anglo and Latin America country clusters. The differences in the acceptability of bullying with respect to these cultures are partially explained in terms of cultural dimensions.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Mar 1, 2013
Journal Journal of business research
Print ISSN 0148-2963
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 66
Issue 3
Pages 374-380
Institution Citation Power, J. L., Brotheridge, C. M., Blenkinsopp, J., Bowes-Sperry, L., Bozionelos, N., Buzády, Z., …Nnedumm, A. U. O. (2013). Acceptability of workplace bullying: A comparative study on six continents. Journal of business research, 66(3), 374-380. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2011.08.018
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2011.08.018
Keywords Marketing
Publisher URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0148296311002955
Copyright Statement © 2011, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Additional Information Authors' accepted manuscript of article published in: Journal of business research, 2013, v.66, issue 3

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