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Estudio transcultural del acoso laboral septiembre 18, 2009

Posted by kurtlewin in Conferencia, Diversidad, Doctorado, Investigación, Recursos Humanos.
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Gabriele Giorgi, profesor de la Universidad de Florencia, impartirá en el programa de doctorado “La intervención social con la comunidad” una sesión sobre el acoso laboral: “Workplace bullying. Some empirical findings across countries“. En su presentación resumirá una investigación transcultural que compara los casos japonés e italiano.

La sesión está abierta a la participación de los interesados y tendrá lugar el lunes 21 a las 16.30 en la Sala de Grupos del Departamento de Psicología Social.

A continuación se puede consultar el resumen de su presentación:

Workplace bullying. Some empirical findings across countries. Since about 1990, studies have been conducted in the area of workplace bullying/mobbing at work. These studies have contributed to a better understanding of what is going on when someone at the workplace is subjected to negative social acts. A consensus in assimilating the terms bullying/mobbing seems to have been established. Correspondingly, a mutual understanding of what comprises workplace bullying seems to have been obtained. Most researchers use definitions resembling the one suggested by Einarsen, Hoel, Zapf and Cooper (2003). Cross-cultural researches, however, appear to be limited in this field of study (Giorgi & Majer, 2009).

Firstly, this presentation addresses the measurement of bullying in Italy. Above 3000 Italian employees compiled the Negative Acts Questionnaire (NAQ-R) Italian version (Giorgi, Matthiesen & Einarsen 2006; Giorgi) across more than 20 organizations. Findings highlighted that bullying is clearly linked to the organizational context, though the nature of the experience varies among companies. Results showed that also the occurrence of each negative act (included in the NAQ-R) varies significantly among the considered organizations. Italian bullying prevalence was also compared with Japanese (Asakura, Ando & Giorgi, 2007) and Turkish (Yildiz, Tuzunturk & Giorgi, 2008) data. Indeed, the Negative Acts Questionnaire Revised was also administered to a consistent sample of Japanese and Turkish workers. Significant differences on bullying exposure across countries have been  found on a number of variables such as basic demographics and workplace factors. Interesting findings, especially from Japan, will be thus presented in this lecture.

Further, the relationship of workplace bullying with organizational climate in Italy will be analysed (Giorgi, 2009). Finally, the lecture will point out a possible relationship of the construct of workplace bullying with emotional intelligence as well as with the new construct of organizational intelligence (Giorgi & Majer, 2008, Giorgi & Majer, 2009).

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