Posts Tagged ‘workplace bullying research’

Please Take Our New Survey!

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

It is common for the media, who have previous ignored workplace bullying, to proclaim that no law is needed because employers are voluntarily providing adequate solutions. We question the veracity of that claim and designed a survey to address it.

Please take a minute to answer a few questions about your experience with workplace bullying and what your employer did.


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Workplace Bullying: U.S. National Prevalence

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014


Workplace bullying is repeated mistreatment and a form of “abusive conduct.” For the first time, we used the definition of workplace bullying that matches perfectly the definition codified in the Healthy Workplace Bill.

Thus, we asked Americans to consider only the most serious forms of bullying. Eye rolling may be part of bullying, but it alone is not sufficient. Nonverbal cues coupled with verbal abuse and the tactics of exclusion are delivered by perpetrators repeatedly in order to intentionally harm targeted individuals. The closest analogy to workplace bullying is domestic violence. Bullying is a non-physical form of workplace violence.



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New WBI survey to complete

Friday, December 20th, 2013

As a bullied target, who made you feel better, changed your negative emotions to positive or at least less negative?

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WBI Study: Barriers to workplace bullied targets leaving their jobs

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

WBI 2013-C Instant Poll

One of the criticisms leveled against individuals targeted for workplace bullying is that they should “just” quit. That simplistic advice is cruel and short-sighted. Quitting is not a simple decision. Consider for a moment the single parent target. What will replace the lost income?

We at WBI who have talked to thousands of targets over the years by phone and in-person know there are other barriers to leaving a toxic work environment, regardless of how damaging that job and employer are to the target’s health. It is never easy to leave, to escape to safety.

This survey asks target-respondents to evaluate which two barriers listed convinced them to not leave.



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WBI Survey: U.S. Employers Stopping Workplace Bullying — When & Why

Friday, August 31st, 2012

The 7th Workplace Bullying Institute Instant Poll (2012-G) — survey results. Answering what it will take for U.S. employers to treat bullying as seriously as illegal forms of discrimination.



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WBI 2012 Research Summary

Friday, August 17th, 2012

2012 has been a busy year of research here at the Workplace Bullying Institute. We already have 8 studies archived at the site. All 2012 surveys to date are online (non-scientific, self-selected samples), relying on site visitors to be respondents (known to be predominantly a group of bullied individuals) so we can teach others how bullying affects innocent workers. We have analyzed 7 Instant Polls (IP, single-question surveys) and one large multiple-item questionnaire with the biggest sample of the year. Here is the easy guide to finding the result of each study.

Survey Title of the Study Sample size
Strategies’ Effectiveness: What Works for Targets & What Doesn’t? 1,598 Results
IP-A Why Bullying Happens 658 Results
IP-B Employer Bullying Policies 311 Results
IP-C Aftermath of Contacting HR for Help 372 Results
IP-D Impact of Workplace Bullying on Employee Health 516 Results
IP-E Employers’ Attitudes Toward Responsibility to Stop Workplace Bullying 250 Results
IP-F Is Justice Attainable for Bullied Targets? 331 Results
IP-G When & Why Employers Will Stop Bullying 338 Results

Visit the WBI RESEARCH COLLECTION, including National Surveys.


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