Home List of Titles Workplace bullying and intention to leave among schoolteachers in China: the mediating effect of affective commitment
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- Workplace bullying and intention to leave among schoolteachers in China: the mediating effect of affective commitment
- McCormack, Darcy; Casimir, Gian; Djurkovic, Nikola; Yang, Li
- Workplace bullying includes behaviors such as harassing, offending, or socially excluding the target. This study examines whether the relationship between workplace bullying and intention to leave is mediated by affective commitment. Based on data from 142 schoolteachers in China, a partial least squares analysis revealed that affective commitment partially mediates the effect of bullying on intention to leave. Furthermore, the direct effect of bullying on intention to leave is stronger than the indirect effect. Theoretical and practical implications include that awareness needs to be raised about what constitutes bullying behavior and that more emphasis needs to be placed on preventing bullying in the workplace.
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- Journal article
- Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Vol. 39, no. 9 (Sep 2009), pp. 2106-2127
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- FOR Code(s)
- 1701 Psychology; 1702 Cognitive Sciences
- Affective commitment; Bullying; China; Intention to leave; School teachers; Workplace
- Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
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- Copyright © 2009 the Authors. Journal compilation copyright © 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
- Peer reviewed