Bullied staff urged to document experiences as part of new research

Employees who have been bullied at work are being urged to document their experiences in a bid to understand the cause and effect of bullying.

The Centre for Research on Workplace Behaviours at the University of Glamorgan’s Business School is conducting new research and would like to hear from people who believe they are being picked on in the workplace.

They will be required to keep a diary of their day-to-day experiences so that behavioural patterns can be explored.

According to the centre, there is little research documented in a diary-type format, and often studies use questionnaires that do not allow people to record their actual experiences, which can limit findings.

The centre’s professor Duncan Lewis said: “By asking people to keep a diary record of their thoughts and feelings over a specific period, we can begin to look at the behaviours, persistence, prevalence and severity of peoples’ experiences of being bullied at work. We are able to explore how people understand and make sense of those experiences.”

If you would like to be involved in the project, e-mail workplacebehaviours@glam.ac.uk and/or cdavies3@glam.ac.uk

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