Workplace Bullying Among Employees of a Public Higher Education Institution (74495)

Session Information: Professional Development & Concerns in Education
Session Chair: Hyunwoo Yang

Thursday, 28 March 2024 15:50
Session: Session 4
Room: Room 708
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

Workplace bullying is defined as frequent, ongoing, and detrimental incidence of unreasonable acts/behaviors directed towards an individual. The consequences of bullying individuals often lead to absenteeism, resignation, and suicidal ideation, making it a major public health concern. This organizational issue, when not addressed, will greatly affect the workflow in any organization. There is a paucity of literature on this problem in the Southeast Asian countries. This study aimed to describe the extent of workplace bullying among employees of a public higher education institution. The researchers used a descriptive, cross-sectional study design. Survey questionnaires in Google Form were emailed to all employees with a 35.96% participation rate. The survey instrument asked participants to indicate their awareness about any bullying behavior in their unit and to specify the typical profile of bullies and victims they know of. Responses to quantitative variables were summarized using the mean and standard deviation, while qualitative variables were reported as frequency and percentage distribution, software used for analysis were Microsoft Excel and EpiInfo7. At least one-third (36.94%) of survey respondents indicated that they witnessed a form of bullying in the workplace with more awareness seen among faculty members and permanent employees. The most common type of bullying observed in the workplace is criticism in public. Notably, these types of bullying were similar across employee categories. Predominant reactions of victims of bullying include feelings of fear and loss of trust. The phenomenon of bullying has been witnessed by employees and reported to have adverse effects on victims.

Jorel Manalo, University of the Philippines Manila, Philippines
Carl Abelardo Antonio, University of the Philippines Manila, Philippines
Jonathan Guevarra, University of the Philippines Manila, Philippines
Arlene Samaniego, University of the Philippines Manila, Philippines
Richard Javier, University of the Philippines Manila, Philippines
Rhenea Anne Cengca, University of the Philippines Manila, Philippines

About the Presenter(s)
Mr Jorel Manalo is is currently working at University of the Philippines Manila in Philippines

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00