Document Type : Research Article



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.