Workplace Bullying: in relation to Self-Esteem, Stress, Life Satisfaction and Cyberbullying.

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Visinskaite, Vaida
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BA (Hons) in Psychology
Dublin Business School
This study examined the relationship of workplace bullying (traditional and cyberbullying) in terms of stress, self-esteem and life satisfaction. It further examined a relationship between traditional bullying and cyberbullying. The study encompassed 111 individuals accessed through Facebook and DBS. A cross-sectional design was used with quasi experimental and correlational aspects. Traditional and cyberbullying were measured with Negative Acts Questionnaire-Revised and Workplace Cyberbullying Scale, respectively. 51% of participants were considered as bullying victims from whom 33% were traditionally bullied, 11% cyberbullied and 56% experienced both forms of bullying. Results found a significant difference between victims and non-victims in relation to stress, self-esteem and life satisfaction. Moreover a significant difference was obtained between traditional bullying victims and victims who experienced both forms of bullying in relation to said variables. A significant relationship between traditional and cyberbullying was also obtained. Further statistics demonstrated a significant relationship between traditional bullying/cyberbullying and stress/self-esteem/ life satisfaction. Author Keywords: Workplace, bullying, cyberbullying, stress, self-esteem, satisfaction with life