The development and validation of a bullying inventory for the nursing workplace
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The development and validation of a bullying inventory for the nursing workplace

Marie Hutchinson PhD candidate, School of Management, College of Business, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Lesley Wilkes Professor, School of Nursing, College of Health and Science, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Margaret Vickers Associate professor, School of Management, College of Business, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Debra Jackson Professor, School of Nursing, College of Health and Science, University of Western Sydney, Australia

Marie Hutchinson, Lesley Wilkes, Margaret Vickers and Debra Jackson describe an Australian study of bullying that provides a putative model for further testing in nursing and other contexts

Over the last decade, there has been growing recognition that bullying is a pervasive feature of most, if not all, workplaces. Although single acts of aggression or harassment occur in the workplace, bullying is differentiated as a form of repeated behaviour that occurs over time (Einarsen 1999).

Nurse Researcher. 15, 2, 19-29. doi: 10.7748/nr2008.01.15.2.19.c6326

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