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Relationship Between Changes in Workplace Bullying Status and the Reporting of Personality Characteristics

Persson, Roger LU ; Høgh, Annie; Grynderup, Matias Brødsgaard; Willert, Morten Vejs; Gullander, Maria; Hansen, Åse Marie; Kolstad, Henrik Albert; Mors, Ole; Mikkelsen, Eva Gemzøe and Kristensen, Ann Suhl, et al. (2016) In Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 58(9). p.10-902
Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To examine whether a shift in work-related bullying status, from being non-bullied to being bullied or vice versa, was associated with changes in reporting of personality characteristics.

METHODS: Data on bullying and personality (neuroticism, extraversion, and sense of coherence) were collected in three waves approximately 2 years apart (N = 4947). Using a within-subjects design, personality change scores that followed altered bullying status were evaluated with one-sample t tests. Sensitivity analyses targeted depressive symptoms.

RESULTS: Shifts from non-bullied to frequently bullied were associated with increased neuroticism or decreased sense of coherence manageability scores. Shifts from bullied to... (More)

OBJECTIVE: To examine whether a shift in work-related bullying status, from being non-bullied to being bullied or vice versa, was associated with changes in reporting of personality characteristics.

METHODS: Data on bullying and personality (neuroticism, extraversion, and sense of coherence) were collected in three waves approximately 2 years apart (N = 4947). Using a within-subjects design, personality change scores that followed altered bullying status were evaluated with one-sample t tests. Sensitivity analyses targeted depressive symptoms.

RESULTS: Shifts from non-bullied to frequently bullied were associated with increased neuroticism or decreased sense of coherence manageability scores. Shifts from bullied to non-bullied were associated with decreasing neuroticism and increasing extraversion scores, or increasing sense of coherence meaningfulness and comprehensibility scores. Excluding depressive cases had minor effects.

CONCLUSIONS: Bullying seems to some extent to affect personality scale scores, which thus seem sensitive to environmental and social circumstances.

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  abstract     = {<p>OBJECTIVE: To examine whether a shift in work-related bullying status, from being non-bullied to being bullied or vice versa, was associated with changes in reporting of personality characteristics.</p><p>METHODS: Data on bullying and personality (neuroticism, extraversion, and sense of coherence) were collected in three waves approximately 2 years apart (N = 4947). Using a within-subjects design, personality change scores that followed altered bullying status were evaluated with one-sample t tests. Sensitivity analyses targeted depressive symptoms.</p><p>RESULTS: Shifts from non-bullied to frequently bullied were associated with increased neuroticism or decreased sense of coherence manageability scores. Shifts from bullied to non-bullied were associated with decreasing neuroticism and increasing extraversion scores, or increasing sense of coherence meaningfulness and comprehensibility scores. Excluding depressive cases had minor effects.</p><p>CONCLUSIONS: Bullying seems to some extent to affect personality scale scores, which thus seem sensitive to environmental and social circumstances.</p>},
  author       = {Persson, Roger and Høgh, Annie and Grynderup, Matias Brødsgaard and Willert, Morten Vejs and Gullander, Maria and Hansen, Åse Marie and Kolstad, Henrik Albert and Mors, Ole and Mikkelsen, Eva Gemzøe and Kristensen, Ann Suhl and Kaerlev, Linda and Rugulies, Reiner and Bonde, Jens Peter Ellekilde},
  issn         = {1536-5948},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {9},
  pages        = {10--902},
  publisher    = {ARRAY(0x75e1838)},
  series       = {Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine},
  title        = {Relationship Between Changes in Workplace Bullying Status and the Reporting of Personality Characteristics},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0000000000000822},
  volume       = {58},
  year         = {2016},
}