Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10(8), 3121-3139; doi:10.3390/ijerph10083121
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Workplace Bullying among Healthcare Workers

Universidad Loyola Andalucía, C/Escritor Castilla Aguayo, 4, Córdoba 14004, Spain These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Received: 6 May 2013; in revised form: 28 June 2013 / Accepted: 16 July 2013 / Published: 24 July 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Job Stress and Health)
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Abstract: This paper aims to assess consistent predictors through the use of a sample that includes different actors from the healthcare work force to identify certain key elements in a set of job-related organizational contexts. The utilized data were obtained from the 5th European Working Conditions Survey, conducted in 2010 by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. In light of these objectives, we collected a subsample of 284 health professionals, some of them from the International Standard Classification of Occupations—subgroup 22—(ISCO-08). The results indicated that the chance of a healthcare worker referring to him/herself as bullied increases among those who work on a shift schedule, perform monotonous and rotating tasks, suffer from work stress, enjoy little satisfaction from their working conditions, and do not perceive opportunities for promotions in their organizations. The present work summarizes an array of outcomes and proposes within the usual course of events that workplace bullying could be reduced if job demands were limited and job resources were increased. The implications of these findings could assist human resource managers in facilitating, to some extent, good social relationships among healthcare workers.
Keywords: European Working Conditions Survey—2010; healthcare workers; regression model; working conditions; workplace bullying

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Ariza-Montes, A.; Muniz, N.M.; Montero-Simó, M.J.; Araque-Padilla, R.A. Workplace Bullying among Healthcare Workers. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10, 3121-3139.

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Ariza-Montes A, Muniz NM, Montero-Simó MJ, Araque-Padilla RA. Workplace Bullying among Healthcare Workers. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2013; 10(8):3121-3139.

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Ariza-Montes, Antonio; Muniz, Noel M.; Montero-Simó, María J.; Araque-Padilla, Rafael A. 2013. "Workplace Bullying among Healthcare Workers." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 10, no. 8: 3121-3139.

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