Canadian Researchers to Study the Effects on Males of Workplace Bullying

Tue, January 24th, 2012 - 5:50 am - By Gordon Basichis

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Workplace Bullying has been on the increase.  Not only in the United States, but in other countries as well, there are growing concerns about workplace bullying.  Nearly a third of the workplace experiences some form of workplace bullying.  Usually the infliction is psychological and not physical.  Nearly seventy percent of those who report workplace bullying say it comes from their bosses.

I have written several articles on this…one being…Dangers of Workplace Bullying.

Find below some interesting information about the study to be conducted….

According to an article in the Telegraph Journal….

Researchers from Canada’s University of New Brunswick are studying the effects workplace bullying has on men. Lead researcher Judith MacIntosh said that so far the study has found that men are dealing with very similar workplace abuse that women are known to deal with, including psychological harassment. She said the verbal harassment, intimidation, threats and rude comments can lead to an increase in absenteeism, reduced productivity and a high turnover. The high turnover results in increased costs to replace and recruit new employees, MacIntosh said, as well as costs to the company’s reputation. MacIntosh said the study will be ongoing for approximately six months.

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