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dc.contributor.authorHamre, Kristina Vaktskjold
dc.contributor.authorFauske, Margrethe Ringen
dc.contributor.authorReknes, Iselin
dc.contributor.authorNielsen, Morten Birkeland
dc.contributor.authorGjerstad, Johannes
dc.contributor.authorEinarsen, Ståle Valvatne
dc.description.abstractWorkplace bullying is, by definition, a gradually escalating process, theorized to occur from psychosocial stressors when there is a lack of management intervention in escalating conflicts, and a lack of fair and robust conflict management procedures in the organization. Based on national probability survey data gathered in 2015–2016 from the official Norwegian employee-register, we investigated how a strong perceived climate for conflict management may buffer the escalation of workplace bullying over time. A total of 1197 respondents participated in the study at two measuring points. The average age at baseline was 45.20 years (SD = 9.98), and the sample consisted of 52.1% women and 47.9% men. Structural equation modelling in Mplus 7.4 was used to test the construct validity and the study’s hypothesis. As expected, the analyses showed that a strong conflict management climate buffered the escalation of workplace bullying. Exposure to bullying behaviour at T1 largely explained (47%) new and increased instances of bullying behaviour at T2, but only for those employees working in what they perceived as a weak conflict management climate. We conclude that a strong conflict management climate neutralizes the escalation and development of workplace bullying.en_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titlePreventing and Neutralizing the Escalation of Workplace Bullying. The Role of Conflict Management Climateen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2021 The Author(s)en_US
dc.source.journalInternational Journal of Bullying Preventionen_US
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Bullying Prevention. 2021en_US

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