Relationship between Changes in Workplace Bullying Status and the Reporting of Personality Characteristics

Roger Persson, Annie Høgh , Matias Brødsgaard Grynderup, Morten Vejs Willert, Maria Gullander, Åse Marie Hansen, Henrik Albert Kolstad, Ole Mors, E. G. Mikkelsen, Ann Suhl Kristensen, L. Kaerlev, Reiner Rugulies, J. Peter Ellekilde Bonde

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Objective: To examine whether a shift in work-related bullying status, from being non-bullied to being bullied or vice versa, was associated with changes in reporting of personality characteristics. Methods: Data on bullying and personality (neuroticism, extraversion, and sense of coherence) were collected in three waves approximately 2 years apart (N1/44947). Using a within-subjects design, personality change scores that followed altered bullying status were evaluated with one-sample t tests. Sensitivity analyses targeted depressive symptoms. Results: Shifts from non-bullied to frequently bullied were associated with increased neuroticism or decreased sense of coherence manageability scores. Shifts from bullied to non-bullied were associated with decreasing neuroticism and increasing extraversion scores, or increasing sense of coherence meaningfulness and comprehensibility scores. Excluding depressive cases had minor effects. Conclusions: Bullying seems to some extent to affect personality scale scores, which thus seem sensitive to environmental and social circumstances. © 2016 American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Volume58
Issue number9
Pages (from-to)902-910
ISSN1076-2752
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Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Persson, R., Høgh , A., Grynderup, M. B., Vejs Willert, M., Gullander, M., Hansen, Å. M., ... Peter Ellekilde Bonde, J. (2016). Relationship between Changes in Workplace Bullying Status and the Reporting of Personality Characteristics. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 58(9), 902-910. https://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0000000000000822
Persson, Roger ; Høgh , Annie ; Grynderup, Matias Brødsgaard ; Vejs Willert, Morten ; Gullander, Maria ; Hansen, Åse Marie ; Kolstad, Henrik Albert ; Mors, Ole ; Mikkelsen, E. G. ; Kristensen, Ann Suhl ; Kaerlev, L. ; Rugulies, Reiner ; Peter Ellekilde Bonde, J. / Relationship between Changes in Workplace Bullying Status and the Reporting of Personality Characteristics. In: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2016 ; Vol. 58, No. 9. pp. 902-910.
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Persson, R, Høgh , A, Grynderup, MB, Vejs Willert, M, Gullander, M, Hansen, ÅM, Kolstad, HA, Mors, O, Mikkelsen, EG, Kristensen, AS, Kaerlev, L, Rugulies, R & Peter Ellekilde Bonde, J 2016, 'Relationship between Changes in Workplace Bullying Status and the Reporting of Personality Characteristics', Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, vol. 58, no. 9, pp. 902-910. https://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0000000000000822

Relationship between Changes in Workplace Bullying Status and the Reporting of Personality Characteristics. / Persson, Roger; Høgh , Annie; Grynderup, Matias Brødsgaard; Vejs Willert, Morten; Gullander, Maria; Hansen, Åse Marie; Kolstad, Henrik Albert; Mors, Ole; Mikkelsen, E. G.; Kristensen, Ann Suhl; Kaerlev, L.; Rugulies, Reiner; Peter Ellekilde Bonde, J.

In: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 58, No. 9, 2016, p. 902-910.

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