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dc.contributor.advisorMcGuckin, Conoren
dc.contributor.authorFitzpatrick, Gavinen
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-22T14:35:44Z
dc.date.available2013-05-22T14:35:44Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.citationFitzpatrick, G. (2005). A 'victim personality' : a comparison of victims of workplace bullying and non-victims on the EPQR-A. Bachelors Final Year Project, Dublin Business School.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10788/725
dc.description.abstractThe primary aim of this study was to examine the personalities of victims and non-victims of workplace bullying. Up to now research has proven inconclusive regarding the existence of a 'victim personality' with some researchers (e.g. Matthiesen & Einarsen, 2001) supporting the idea that victims have a personality profile different from non-victims, while others (e.g. Leyman, 1992) claim that personality is unrelated to bully/victim problems. 28 participants, (24 females, 4 males), drawn from a medium sized office in a large urban area completed a questionnaire examining their experiences of bullying in the workplace, the Negative Actions Questionnaire (Mikkelsen & Einarsen, 2001), and also a copy of the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire Revised - Abbreviated (Francis, Brown & Philipchalk, 1992). A number of t-tests found no significant differences (p>.05, 2-tailed) between victims and non-victims on any of the three traits measured by the EPQR-A (Extraversion, Neuroticism and Psychoticism). These results are discussed in relation to previous research. Weaknesses in the design and implications for future research are also discussed.en
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dc.publisherDublin Business Schoolen
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dc.subjectApplied psychologyen
dc.subjectCommunicationen
dc.subjectIndustrial relationsen
dc.titleA 'victim personality' : a comparison of victims of workplace bullying and non-victims on the EPQR-Aen
dc.typeFinal Year Projecten
dc.rights.holderCopyright: The authoren
dc.type.degreenameBA in Psychologyen
dc.type.degreelevelBAen


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