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A Note on Workplace Psychopathic Bullying Measuring Its Frequency and Severity


Boddy, CR and Taplin, R, A Note on Workplace Psychopathic Bullying - Measuring Its Frequency and Severity, Aggression and Violent Behavior, 34 pp. 117-119. ISSN 1359-1789 (2017) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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In this short paper we discuss methods of measurement for investigating bullying under workplace psychopaths. We find that past estimates of bullying under workplace psychopaths may be too low due to the use of inadequate scales. We conclude that the use of actual numerical values is preferential for measuring psychopathic bullying due to the highly skewed nature of the results. Further, non-numerical measures of the severity of bullying may also need to adopt extreme end point descriptors in order to capture the severe violence of the threats that may be made by a psychopathic manager.

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Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Keywords:bullying, measurement, psychopathy, workplace psychopaths, corporate psychopath, toxic leadership
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Strategy, management and organisational behaviour
Research Field:Organisational behaviour
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in commerce, management, tourism and services
UTAS Author:Boddy, CR (Professor Clive Boddy)
ID Code:128004
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2018-08-28
Last Modified:2018-10-29
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