Posttraumatic symptoms among victims of workplace bullying: exploring gender differences and shattered assumptions

Moreno, Bernardo, Rodríguez, Alfredo, Sanz Vergel, Ana and Garrosa, Eva (2010) Posttraumatic symptoms among victims of workplace bullying: exploring gender differences and shattered assumptions. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 40. pp. 2616-2635. ISSN 1559-1816

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Abstract

The aims of the present study were twofold; assessing the prevalence and intensity of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in victims of bullying, and exploring whether victims of bullying differ in their basic assumptions compared to a control group. A total of 183 victims of bullying and 183 subjects of a control group took part in this research. Results showed that 42.6% of the total sample met all DSM-IV-TR criteria for PTSD, whereas 54.1% did not fulfill A1 criterion. Posttraumatic symptoms were more prevalent among women (49%) compared with men (35.3%). Furthermore, victims showed significant more negative beliefs about the world, the people and themselves compared to their non-bullied controls. These results fit well with cognitive theory of trauma.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2014 11:02
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2020 23:41
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/49325
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