Investigation of Psycho-Demographic Factors, Workplace Cyber-Harassment and Organizational Climate among Healthcare Workers

Abstract

Most modern day organizations are characterized by cyber harassment in the workplace which is considered detrimental to the psychological well-being of victims. However, most studies on cyber bullying have mainly been conducted among adolescents, while the issue of work place cyber bullying which affects adults and their working life has just recently began to attract interest from researchers. This study investigates the influence of age, gender, marital status, organizational climate and personality characteristics on work place bullying among health care workers in Nigeria. Using a survey design, 152 health workers were purposively selected from both private and public hospitals. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, correlation analysis, t- test analysis, regression analysis and one way analysis of variance at 0.05 level of significance. Four hypotheses were tested. The results revealed that age, gender differences and marital status independently influenced work place bullying. Organisational climate and personality factors also jointly influenced workplace bullying. Investigation of the association between the psycho-demographic factors and bullying in the work place is necessary to determine the needed intervention to ensure employees job satisfaction and well-being.

Keywords: Age, Gender, Healthcare Workers, Marital Status, Organizational Climate, Workplace bullying

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Pages: 19-33 (Download PDF)

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