ERIC Number: EJ680419
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Aug
Reference Count: 26
Bullying: A Source of Chronic Post Traumatic Stress?
British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, v32 n3 p357-366 Aug 2004
This study surveyed 165 care professionals on their experience of workplace bullying. The results showed that in a 2-year period 40% had been bullied and 68% had observed bullying taking place. Of the 67 care professionals that had been bullied 44% were experiencing high levels of PTSD symptoms based on the general factor of the IESE. However, when these results were examined further it was found that the symptoms clustered rather differently to those of victims of other forms of trauma. In victims of bullying, the symptoms of arousal and re-experience formed a single cluster of symptoms with avoidance remaining as a separate cluster. These results are challenging in both the classification of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and for the treatment of victims of bullying.
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Bullying, Work Environment, Industrial Psychology, Questionnaires, Health Personnel, Classification, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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