Coping with bullying at work: How do targets, bullies and bystanders deal with bullying?

Morten Birkeland Nielsen, Eva Gemzøe Mikkelsen, Roger Persson, Ståle Valvatne Einarsen

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Abstract

This chapter reviews and discusses empirical research on coping and workplace bullying, in particularly looking at targets of bullying, but also briefly touching upon bystanders and perpetrators. While studies in the1990s tended to focus on how targets handled the bullying situation themselves, recent studies have also focused on the moderating role of coping in the bullying process. The picture painted by existing studies indicates that targets have limited opportunities to remedy the situation on their own. Although studies do show that some coping strategies may be helpful in reducing the risk of exposure to bullying as well as buffering against the aftermaths of bullying, many studies indicate that individual resources and coping strategies normally associated with good health and positive coping do not work in the expected manner or that they are less effective than assumed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBullying and harassment in the workplace. Developments in theory, research and practice (3rd ed.)
EditorsStåle Valvatne Einarsen, Helge Hoel, Dieter Zapf, Cary L. Cooper
Place of PublicationBoca Raton, FL
PublisherCRC Press
Publication date2020
Edition3
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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Keywords

  • Workplace bullying
  • Harassment
  • Coping
  • Personality
  • Bystanders
  • Stress

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Nielsen, M. B., Mikkelsen, E. G., Persson, R., & Einarsen, S. V. (2020). Coping with bullying at work: How do targets, bullies and bystanders deal with bullying? In S. V. Einarsen, H. Hoel, D. Zapf, & C. L. Cooper (Eds.), Bullying and harassment in the workplace. Developments in theory, research and practice (3rd ed.) (3 ed.). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
Nielsen, Morten Birkeland ; Mikkelsen, Eva Gemzøe ; Persson, Roger ; Einarsen, Ståle Valvatne. / Coping with bullying at work: How do targets, bullies and bystanders deal with bullying?. Bullying and harassment in the workplace. Developments in theory, research and practice (3rd ed.). editor / Ståle Valvatne Einarsen ; Helge Hoel ; Dieter Zapf ; Cary L. Cooper. 3. ed. Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, 2020.
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Nielsen, MB, Mikkelsen, EG, Persson, R & Einarsen, SV 2020, Coping with bullying at work: How do targets, bullies and bystanders deal with bullying? in SV Einarsen, H Hoel, D Zapf & CL Cooper (eds), Bullying and harassment in the workplace. Developments in theory, research and practice (3rd ed.). 3 edn, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

Coping with bullying at work: How do targets, bullies and bystanders deal with bullying? / Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Mikkelsen, Eva Gemzøe; Persson, Roger; Einarsen, Ståle Valvatne.

Bullying and harassment in the workplace. Developments in theory, research and practice (3rd ed.). ed. / Ståle Valvatne Einarsen; Helge Hoel; Dieter Zapf; Cary L. Cooper. 3. ed. Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, 2020.

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Nielsen MB, Mikkelsen EG, Persson R, Einarsen SV. Coping with bullying at work: How do targets, bullies and bystanders deal with bullying? In Einarsen SV, Hoel H, Zapf D, Cooper CL, editors, Bullying and harassment in the workplace. Developments in theory, research and practice (3rd ed.). 3 ed. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. 2020