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Psicologia & Sociedade
On-line version ISSN 1807-0310
MACIEL, Regina Heloisa; CAVALCANTE, Rosemary; MATOS, Teresa Glaucia Rocha and RODRIGUES, Suzineide. Self report of negative acts bullying in work situations among bank employees: a photography. Psicol. Soc. [online]. 2007, vol.19, n.3, pp. 117-128. ISSN 1807-0310. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-71822007000300016.
The actual definition of bullying at work, although not a consensus, focuses on the occurrence of negative acts or constraining situations in the workplace, that lasts for a certain period of time; occurring on a weekly basis; and the victim feels intimidated. The objective of this work was to identify and analyze the occurrence of constraining situations, self-reported by Brazilian bank employees. A questionnaire was applied in 2609 bank employees. 33,89% of the sample reported at least one of the constraining situations presented in the questionnaire. When a period of exposition of six months and weekly frequency are taken into consideration, 7,97% of the sample reported bullying. Besides, the women and the homo or bisexual group reported bullying with a higher frequency than the other groups. Those results show that the Brazilian bank employees are exposed to bullying at work with a frequency similar to those found in European studies.
Keywords : Bullying in work situations; bank employees; gender; sexual orientation.