Print ISSN: 2204-1990

Online ISSN: 1323-6903

Keywords : Workplace Bullying


Muhammad Imran Khan, Sultan Mehmood, Wajid Mahnaz, Ejaz Ali, Mubashir Ahmad

Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, 2022, Volume 28, Issue 2, Pages 139-175
DOI: 10.47750/cibg.2022.28.02.011

The main purpose of this research study is to find the impact of workplace bullying on
turnover intentions of the staffs which are the major problems in hospitals and have
enormous destructive consequences and rumination increases this phenomenon both
ways. This model presents the effect of workplace bullying results on turnover
intentions as mediated by employee‟s rumination. The technique applied for the
accumulation of data from 270 personnel was convenience sampling technique, for
further aid, adopted questionnaires were used which consisted on the measurement of
5 points Likert scale for each variable. To fulfill the criteria of data analysis,
reliability, correlation, and regression were used as statistical tools. Results
demonstrate that the relationship between Workplace Bullying and turnover intentions
is affirmative and noteworthy. As signified by the results employee rumination role
was also conciliatory between Workplace Bullying and turnover intentions.

The Impact of workplace bullying on university teachers selfefficacy: Mediating role of the university environment

Syeda Tehmina Naz Bukhari, Nasreen Akhter, Farah Fida

Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, 2022, Volume 28, Issue 2, Pages 190-213
DOI: 10.47750/cibg.2022.28.02.013

Academics are not immune to workplace bullying. Several studies show that academic
institutions have a higher rate of bullying than other organizations the overall nature of bullying's
effects showsthat the victim, the people surrounding him or her, and the organization all suffer or
are unable to function as effectively as previously. (Keashly and Jagatic 2011).The study
investigated the impact of workplace bullying (WPB) on the university environment (UE) and the
mediating function of the UE with the relationship between WPB and teacher self-efficacy (TSE). Survey
data were obtained from 665 University faculty members from Pakistan.The proposed relationships were
evaluated using SMART-PLS structural equation modeling.Significant impact of WPB on UE and TSE
was found in this study.In addition, the study found that UE has a considerable impact on TSE, while
WPB has an indirect impact on TSE through UE.The study is significant since there is a dearth of
workplace bullying research in Pakistani universities. A very little research has been done on the effect of
workplace bullying as a key indicator of university environment and research on the effect of university
environment on self-efficacy of the teachers.This study is one of the first attempts to evaluate the
relationship between WPB, UE, and TSE.This study has essential practical consequences for practitioners
in higher education since it contains important information about the relationship between the university
environment, teacher self-efficacy, and workplace bullying incidents.


Sadia Aslam, Sheraz Munawar, Maira Sumal, Zeeshan Khan, Dr.Muhammad Wasim Akram

Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, 2021, Volume 27, Issue 6, Pages 159-170
DOI: 10.47750/cibg.2021.27.06.014

Workplace bullying is associated with a host of negative outcomes for the worker who is the
target of bullying, as well as for the organization where the bullying occurs. Moreover, the rates
of bullying are particularly high in media houses; however, we are less familiar with the factors
like humor orientation that may reduce workplace bullying in media houses. Thus, this study was
conducted to determine the effect of humor orientation on team performance with mediating role
of workplace bullying. Ego depletion theory has been followed in this paper where a quantitative
deductive approach is used for the collection of the data from 200 respondents of Pakistan media
houses based in Islamabad. A cross-sectional study is used for this study. Statistical Package for
the Social Sciences (SPSS) is used to examine the hypotheses. The results of this study indicate
the significant effect of humor orientation on team performance and non-significant relationship
between workplace bullying and team performance. A recommendation for future research is to
examine whether this outcome can be recreated in different nations around the world. Another
proposal is to test workplace bullying effect on project success.

Keep talented Employees onboard by Work Engagement: Dark behaviors (Blame Attributions, bullying and Turnover Intention) in Organization

Samrah Jamshaid; Dr. Najma I Malik, Dr. Mohsin Atta; Adnan Ali Haider, Saba Jamshad; Kamran Jamshed

Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, 2021, Volume 27, Issue 5, Pages 248-265
DOI: 10.47750/cibg.2021.27.05.017

Every organization has a dark side indeed and the present study aimed to explore dark side
behaviors in higher education institutes from the perspective of blame attribution, workplace
bullying, and turnover intention which needed to be recognized. These behaviors considered
being deviant behavior affects teachers both emotionally and physically. Current study aimed
to explore the concept of keeping intact the talented teacher through work engagement while
battling with dark behaviors. Study further analyzed the mediating role of work engagement
in the relationship between workplace bullying and turnover intention among teachers of
HEIs. Quantitative research with the use of survey design and self-administered questionnaire
was conducted among upon a sample of purposively selected teachers from Higher Education
Institutes (HEIs) in Sargodha, Pakistan, was carried out during March to July 2019. Utrecht
Work Engagement Scale (Schaufeli, et al., 2002), Blame attribution scale (Gudjonsson &
Singh, 1989), Negative Act Questionnaire (Einarsen, Raknes & Helleosy, 1994), and
Turnover Intention scale (Mitchell, et al., 2001) were used to measure the constructs of study.
Regression analysis reveals work engagement was a significant predictor for blame
attribution, workplace bullying, and turnover intention. Findings also revealed that work
engagement was a key booster to keep talented employees on board while tackling workplace
bullying and turnover intention. Findings of the study were helpful for organizations to keep
their talented employees on board and for employees to cope with dark behaviors.