Workplace bullying: The effectiveness of a workplace program

Sharon J. Stagg, Daniel J. Sheridan, Ruth A. Jones, Karen Gabel Speroni

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Workplace bullying can not only cost thousands of dollars to replace an affected nurse, but also have detrimental economic effects on health care organizations. Occupational health nurses can provide leadership in preventing or eliminating workplace bullying. This pilot study determined that attendance at a cognitive rehearsal program decreased workplace bullying. The study used an Internet-based survey administered 6 months after nurses completed the 2-hour cognitive rehearsal program. Half of the nurses reported witnessing bullying behaviors since attending the program; 70% of the nurses reported changing their own behaviors following the course; and 40% of the nurses reported a decrease in bullying behaviors during the past 6 months. Although 70% of the nurses believed they could intervene in bullying situations, only 16% reported they responded to bullying at the time of occurrence. This study illuminates the need to continue searching for other effective methods to prevent and manage workplace bullying.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-338
Number of pages6
JournalWorkplace Health and Safety
Volume61
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2013

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Bullying
Workplace
Nurses
Occupational Health
Internet
Economics
Organizations
Delivery of Health Care
Costs and Cost Analysis

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)

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Stagg, S. J., Sheridan, D. J., Jones, R. A., & Speroni, K. G. (2013). Workplace bullying: The effectiveness of a workplace program. Workplace Health and Safety, 61(8), 333-338. https://doi.org/10.3928/21650799-20130716-03

Workplace bullying : The effectiveness of a workplace program. / Stagg, Sharon J.; Sheridan, Daniel J.; Jones, Ruth A.; Speroni, Karen Gabel.

In: Workplace Health and Safety, Vol. 61, No. 8, 08.2013, p. 333-338.

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Stagg, SJ, Sheridan, DJ, Jones, RA & Speroni, KG 2013, 'Workplace bullying: The effectiveness of a workplace program', Workplace Health and Safety, vol. 61, no. 8, pp. 333-338. https://doi.org/10.3928/21650799-20130716-03
Stagg, Sharon J. ; Sheridan, Daniel J. ; Jones, Ruth A. ; Speroni, Karen Gabel. / Workplace bullying : The effectiveness of a workplace program. In: Workplace Health and Safety. 2013 ; Vol. 61, No. 8. pp. 333-338.
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