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Playground Politics, Power, and Privilege in the Workplace: How Bullying and Harassment Impacts Employees

  • Paul R. Smokowski
  • Caroline B. R. Evans
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Abstract

In this chapter, we examine bullying perpetration and victimization in the workplace. First, we set forth a definition of workplace bullying, then we discuss prevalence, costs, and the impact on victims. We relate workplace bullying to other forms of perpetration and victimization and discuss salient issues in policy and practice strategies.

Keywords

Workplace bullying Harassment Discrimination Humiliation Mobbing 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul R. Smokowski
    • 1
  • Caroline B. R. Evans
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Social WelfareUniversity of KansasLawrenceUSA
  2. 2.Rhode Island CollegeProvidenceUSA

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