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Does workplace bullying affect long-term sickness absence among coworkers?

Available Online https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29111987
Publication Date February 2018
Author Ase Marie Hansen, Matias Brodsgaard Grynderup, Jens Peter Bonde, Paul Maurice Conway, Anne Helene Garde, Linda Kaerlev, Henrik Kolstad, Sigurd Mikkelsen, Reiner Rugulies, Jane Frolund Thomsen, Morten Willert, and Annie Hogh
Source Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Source Type Journal Article
Summary

This study focuses on the relationship between workplace bullying and sickness absence. Results indicate that employees who were not bullied but worked in units where bullying occurred had more long-term sickness absences of 30 consecutive days or more than employees in non-bullying work units. The study concludes that workplace bullying within the organization as a whole may impact long-term sickness absences.

Keywords Workplace bullying, absenteeism, long-term sickness absence
Reference

Hansen, Å. M., Grynderup, M. B., Bonde, J. P., Conway, P. M., Garde, A. H., Kaerlev, L., ... & Willert, M. (2018). Does workplace bullying affect long-term sickness absence among coworkers?. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 60, 132-137.

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