Workplace harassment and bullying – a systematic review of the recent research

Research Briefing

Keywords: Harassment, bullying, harassment and bullying policies, workplace harassment, workplace bullying, harassment strategies

A new study by a multinational team of researchers from universities in New Zealand and Korea has looked at all of the recent research to do with workplace harassment. The study reviewed 3278 peer-reviewed articles and found that the most recent research in workplace harassment tends to have six main themes:

1. Causes of workplace harassment
2. Types of workplace harassment
3. The role of the employee in workplace harassment
4. How to measure workplace harassment
5. The consequences of workplace harassment
6. Suitable interventions to prevent and deal with workplace harassment.


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