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Nurses’ Workplace Bullying Experiences, Responses, and Ways of Coping

by 1 and 2,*
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Department of Nursing, Gwangju University, Gwangju 61743, Korea
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College of Nursing, Eulji University, Daejeon 34824, Korea
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(19), 7052; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17197052
Received: 2 August 2020 / Revised: 24 September 2020 / Accepted: 24 September 2020 / Published: 26 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Occupational Safety and Health)
Workplace bullying is a serious problem that hinders the provision of quality care services by seriously affecting their physical, psychological, and social health status. Workplace bullying experiences refer to verbal and nonverbal harassment, work-related harassment, and external threats. Workplace bullying responses are negative reactions that occur in individuals who have experienced workplace bullying, while coping is the process by which an individual copes with stress. This study aims to analyze the relationship between nurses’ workplace bullying experiences, responses, and ways of coping. We studied 113 nurses working in hospitals, analyzed the data using SPSS 25.0. We found that the more positive use of the positive viewpoint, the lower the bullying reaction in the workplace (r = −0.268, p = 0.004). Workplace bullying responses were lower as more positive ways of coping were used (r = −0. 268, p = 0.004). In conclusion, nurses who experience bullying in the workplace should be supported by the hospital organization and within the nursing organization, and a receptive nursing culture should be established. There is also a need for an intervention plan that allows nurses to use positive ways of coping with workplace bullying experiences. View Full-Text
Keywords: workplace bullying experiences; workplace bullying response; ways of coping; bullying; nurse workplace bullying experiences; workplace bullying response; ways of coping; bullying; nurse
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Yoo, S.Y.; Ahn, H.Y. Nurses’ Workplace Bullying Experiences, Responses, and Ways of Coping. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 7052. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17197052

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Yoo SY, Ahn HY. Nurses’ Workplace Bullying Experiences, Responses, and Ways of Coping. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(19):7052. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17197052

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Yoo, Sun Y., and Hye Y. Ahn 2020. "Nurses’ Workplace Bullying Experiences, Responses, and Ways of Coping" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 19: 7052. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17197052

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