Workplace bullying is defined as a persistent pattern of mistreatment from others in the workplace that causes either physical or emotional harm. It can include such tactics as verbal, nonverbal, psychological abuse, as well as humiliation. Workplace bullying comes in many forms. In this paper, the definition of workplace bullying will be discussed and examples on the different forms of workplace bullying will be examined, including: Ostracism, Gossip, and Emotional Abuse. There are different roles in each situation, and every situation can cause damage to everyone involved. Society needs to take a closer look into each of these and figure out ways to eliminate these situations from happening. High Stakes Organizational Climate, Personalities, Stress, Job Insecurity, Workload and Role Conflict are factors that lead to bullying that will be focused on in the second section of the paper. Different roles involved include targets, bystanders and the actual bullies will be examined, as well as ways to prevent bullying from happening in the first place.
Year Manuscript Completed
Senior Project Advisor
Mr. George Barton
Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree
Field of Study
Commerce & Leadership
Thesis - Murray State Access only
Morris, Heather, "Workplace Bullying" (2022). Integrated Studies. 405.