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Resources on Bullying, Mobbing, and other Forms of Workplace Psychological Violence

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Many of the articles below are available through Milne Library.  Access is typically better in Microsoft Edge than in Google Chrome.  Articles not available through the library can be requested through interlibrary loan.  Please contact me at if you have any questions or suggestions of other articles to add!

2021 Workplace Bullying Institute Full Report

Workplace Bullying Institute. (2021). 2021-Full-Report.pdf.

This recent survey offers an overview of prevalence based on a variety of topics including remote work during the pandemic, gender, race, rank, and role; as well as employer reactions, what stopped the bullying, and support for a new law. 

Selected Articles

Akella, D. (2016). Workplace Bullying: Not a Manager’s Right? SAGE Open, 6(1), 2158244016629394.

Ariza-Montes, J. A., Muniz R., N. M., Leal-Rodríguez, A. L., & Leal-Millán, A. G. (2014). Workplace Bullying Among Managers: A Multifactorial Perspective and Understanding. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health11(3), 2657–2682.

Bartlett, J. A. (2016). Workplace Bullying: A Silent Epidemic. Library Leadership & Management, 31(1), 1–4.

Boddy, C. R. (2011). Corporate Psychopaths, Bullying and Unfair Supervision in the Workplace. Journal of Business Ethics, 100(3), 367–379.

Cooke, N. A. (2019). Impolite Hostilities and Vague Sympathies: Academia as a Site of Cyclical Abuse. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science60(3), 223–230.

Cooper, C. L., Hoel, H., & Faragher, B. (2004). Bullying is Detrimental to Health, but all Bullying Behaviours are not Necessarily Equally Damaging. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 32(3), 367–387.

Einarsen, ,K (2017). Ethical Infrastructure and Successful Handling of Workplace Bullying. Nordic Journal of Working Life STudies, 7(1), 37-54.

Giacalone, R., & Promislo, M. (2010). Unethical and Unwell: Decrements in Well-being and Unethical Activity at Work. Journal of Business Ethics91(2), 275–297.

Hak Joon Kim, Geary, C. A., & Bielefield, A. (2018). Bullying in the Library Workplace. Library Leadership & Management32(2), 1–13.

Han, G., Harms, P., & Bai, Y. (2017). Nightmare Bosses: The Impact of Abusive Supervision on Employees’ Sleep, Emotions, and Creativity. Journal of Business Ethics145(1), 21–31.

Harvey, M. G., Buckley, M. R., Heames, J. T., Zinko, R., Brouer, R. L., & Ferris, G. R. (2007). A Bully as an Archetypal Destructive Leader. Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, 14(2), 117–129.

Hecker, T. E. (2007). Workplace Mobbing: A Discussion for Librarians. The Journal of Academic Librarianship33(4), 439–445.

Henry, J., J. Eshleman, R. Croxton & R. Moniz (2017). Incivility and Dysfunction in the Library Workplace: Perceptions and Feedback from the Field. Journal of Library Administration, DOI: 10.1080/01930826.2017.1412708

Keashly, L., & Neuman, J. H. (2010). Faculty Experiences with Bullying in Higher Education: Causes, Consequences, and Management. Administrative Theory & Praxis, 32(1), 48–70.

Kendrick, K. D. (2017). The Low Morale Experience of Academic Librarians: A Phenomenological Study. Journal of Library Administration, 57(8), 846–878.

Kendrick, K. D., & Damasco, I. T. (2019). Low Morale in Ethnic and Racial Minority Academic Librarians: An Experiential Study. Library Trends, 68(2), 174–212.

Khoo, S. (2010). Academic Mobbing: Hidden Health Hazard at Workplace. Malaysian Family Physician: The Official Journal of the Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia, 5(2), 61–67.

Leymann, H. (1990). Mobbing and Psychological Terror at Workplaces. Violence and Victims, 5(2), 119–126.

McKay, R., Arnold, D., Fratzl, J., & Thomas, R. (2008). Workplace Bullying In Academia: A Canadian Study. Employee Responsibilities & Rights Journal, 20(2), 77–100.

Metzger, A. M., Petit, A., & Sieber, S. (2015). Mentoring as a Way to Change a Culture of Academic Bullying and Mobbing in the Humanities. Higher Education for the Future, 2(2), 139–150.

Misawa, M., & Rowland, M. L. (2015). Academic Bullying and Incivility in Adult, Higher, Continuing, and Professional Education. Adult Learning (Washington, D.C.), 26(1), 3–5.

Nielsen, M. B., & Einarsen, S. V. (2018).What we Know, What we do not Know, and What we Should and Could have known about Workplace Bullying: An Overview of the Literature and Agenda for Future Research. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 42, 71–83.

Prevost, C., & Hunt, E. (2018). Bullying and Mobbing in Academe: A Literature Review. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 14(8), 1–1.

Rayner, C. & Cooper, C. (1997). Workplace Bullying: Myth or Reality - Can we Afford to Ignore it? Leadership & Organization Development Journal. 18(4-5). 211-215. 

Rossiter, L., & Sochos, A. (2018). Workplace Bullying and Burnout: The Moderating Effects of Social Support. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma27(4), 386–408.

Sloan, L., Matyók, T., Schmitz, C., Short, G., & Associate, L. (2011). A Story to Tell: Bullying and Mobbing in the Workplace. International Journal of Business and Social Science1.

van Heugten, K. (2013). Resilience as an Underexplored Outcome of Workplace Bullying. Qualitative Health Research23(3), 291–301.

Vega, G., & Comer, D. R. (2005). Sticks and Stones May Break Your Bones, but Words Can Break Your Spirit: Bullying in the Workplace. Journal of Business Ethics58(1–3), 101–109.

Vickers, M. H. (2001). Bullying as Unacknowledged Organizational Evil: A Researcher's Story. Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, 13(4), 205–217.

Wayne, S. J., Hoobler, J., Marinova, S. V., & Johnson, M. M. (2008). Abusive Behavior: Trickle-Down Effects Beyond the Dyad. Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings2008(1), 1–6.

Yeun, Y.-R., & Han, J.-W. (2016). Effect of Nurses’ Organizational Culture, Workplace Bullying and Work Burnout on Turnover Intention. International Journal of Bio-Science and Bio-Technology, 8(1), 372–380.

Zabrodska, K., & Kveton, P. (2013). Prevalence and Forms of Workplace Bullying Among University Employees. Employee Responsibilities & Rights Journal25(2), 89–108.