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MobbingCauses, Consequences, and Solutions$
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Maureen Duffy and Len Sperry

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780195380019

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380019.001.0001

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Health and Well-Being

Health and Well-Being

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(p.129) 8 Health and Well-Being
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Mobbing
Author(s):

Maureen Duffy

Len Sperry

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380019.003.0008

This chapter presents the extensive and growing body of research linking negative physical and psychological health outcomes to exposure to mobbing and other abusive workplace behaviors. A comprehensive overview of evidence-based health outcomes of school and workplace mobbing and bullying is presented in table form and lists the researchers, study design, country in which the study was conducted, and findings related to health consequences for each of the multiple studies presented. Physical disorders, psychological symptoms and disorders, and psychosomatic and psychosocial symptoms identified as occurring in relation to exposure to mobbing are reviewed and discussed. It is proposed that the evidence presented strongly suggests that being mobbed is a risk factor for physical and/or psychological health problems of varying severity, making mobbing a public health issue that cannot be ignored.

Keywords:   exposure to mobbing, physical health outcomes, psychological health outcomes, psychosomatic symptoms, psychosocial symptoms, risk factor, public health

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