WORKPLACE BULLYING AND PHYSICAL HEALTH OF TEACHERS WORKING IN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTES

  • Ambreen Anjum islamia university of bahawalpur
  • Amina Muazzam
Keywords: Higher education institutes, Workplace bullying, Physical strains

Abstract

Objective: To explore the relationship between workplace bullying and physical strains among teachers of higher education institutes. Methodology: In this cross-sectional study, a sample of 400 teachers was collected using non-probability purposive sampling from seven public sector universities of Lahore. The assessment was completed using standardized tools; Workplace Bullying Scale and Physical Strains Scale with demographic information sheet. Researcher collected the data from February 2017 to August 2017. Analysis was performed using SPSS version 23.0. Results: Out of 526 teachers, 200 male (50%) and 200 female (50%) teachers completed the survey. Mean age of sample was 34 ±8.0 years. Forty two percent of teachers reported experiences of workplace bulling. Workplace bullying (both person-related and work-related) was found to be a significant positive predictor and collectively account for 28% of the variance in physical strains. Females teachers had more exposure of bullying (66%) and significantly higher levels of physical strains as compared to male teachers (p =0.000). Conclusion: Large numbers of teachers are facing workplace bullying problem that needs to be addressed to improve their psychological and physical health.

Author Biography

Ambreen Anjum, islamia university of bahawalpur
Ambreen Anjum, Assisstant Professor, department of Applied Psychology
Published
2019-11-06
Section
Original Article