State of the art report on bullying at the workplace in the Nordic countries

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This is the first Nordic report on the current scientific state of art of prevention activities regarding workplace bullying in the Nordic countries. During the last 20 years the Nordic countries have been among the leading ones regarding research on this important workplace stressor. Common features among the Nordic countries made it possible to eventually compare the Nordic countries' national data on both measurements, risk factors, consequences and the prevention of bullying at the work place. Hence, after these first 20 years of pioneering research a Nordic bullying network consisting of the leading research institutions in this field within the Nordic countries was established a few years ago with the aim to coordinate research efforts and existing knowledge combined with increased cross-national collaboration and fertilization in this field. Furthermore, the network aims to contribute to establishing a joint Nordic theoretical, empirical, conceptual and methodological platform for science and for the prevention of bullying at the workplace. Factsheet related to the report can be found here.



Ongoing studies in Sweden

To date, research on bullying has primarily focused on incidence, prevalence and risk factors, as well as the relationship between bullying and unhealth. It is less common that studies identify measures to prevent and stop bullying. The overall aim of this ongoing research project is to outline and describe the problem of bullying, as it occurs in a number of workplaces within the health and social care systems. In addition, the study will analyze the relationship between the presence of bullying and psychosocial work environment, leadership and health, as well as establish routines to resist bullyingrelated problems. Furthermore, a program for action will be developed and implemented in order to prevent and eliminate bullying. Finally, this study aims to evaluate the implementation and the results of this program.


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