Psicologia em Estudo
Print version ISSN 1413-7372
MORENO JIMENEZ, Bernardo et al. Gender differences in workplace bullying: a study in a spanish sample. Psicol. estud. [online]. 2005, vol.10, n.1, pp. 3-10. ISSN 1413-7372. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-73722005000100002.
Recently, workplace bullying has received increased attention and has been recognised as an important social problem. The aim of the present study was to analyze in an exploratory way whether exist gender differences as much on bullying as on its dimensions. Data were collected with the "Bullying at Work Questionnaire" (Moreno-Jiménez, Rodríguez-Muñoz, Garrosa, Morante & Rodríguez, 2004), in a sample of 103 employees of the Community of Madrid. The results showed significant differences between men and women in Bullying, Social Isolation and Discredit. These data support the hypothesis that the fact of being women supposes an additional risk of being bullied at work.
Keywords : bullying; gender differences; imbalance of power.