Victimization of Workplace Bullying: A Prior Study of a Development of a Tool to Measure Victimization of Bullying and Its Validation with Neuroticism Trait

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Pisa Srivilai Bung-on Sorod

Abstract

     The purpose of this study was to develop a tool that could be used to measure the victimization of bullying in terms of physical, emotional, relational, and cyberbullying. The tool consisted of 40 items that were developed based on the definition and examples of the four types of bullying which each type having a total of 10 items. The tool was used to collect data from 193 white-collar employees working in Thai organizations in urban areas. The tool had high reliability from the questionnaires regarding to physical, emotional, relational, and cyberbullying, as the value of reliability was over .90. The confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) indicated that the four factors or types could be considered as a good fit model, as the results of each indicator passed all the criteria of the goodness of fit indices. In addition, path analysis was performed in order to verify the questionnaires with neuroticism trait, and the results indicated a good fit model. The results from the path analysis and correlation analysis indicated that neuroticism could be considered as a factor that could influence an individual to be victimized. The limitations of this study, recommendations for future research and organization to reduce bullying in workplace were presented in the final part of the paper.


Keywords: Bullying, Victim, Workplace Bullying, Scale Development

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SRIVILAI, Pisa; SOROD, Bung-on. Victimization of Workplace Bullying: A Prior Study of a Development of a Tool to Measure Victimization of Bullying and Its Validation with Neuroticism Trait. Journal of Community Development Research (Humanities and Social Sciences), [S.l.], v. 12, n. 4, p. 11-24, nov. 2019. ISSN 2539-5521. Available at: <http://www.journal.nu.ac.th/JCDR/article/view/Vol-12-No-4-2019-11-24>. Date accessed: 19 nov. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.14456/jcdr-hs.2019.32.