This book bridges an existing gap in the literature relating to the study of workplace abuse, incivility and bullying. It provides broad perspectives to capture some of the diversity associated with the study of (negative) human behaviours using different methodological approaches, and in different cultural contexts. Studies in the area have grown in leaps and bounds over the last few decades. As we come to know more about the nature of these adverse behaviours, the reasons they happen, and the impact they have on individuals and beyond, new gaps in knowledge emerge. On one hand the paucity of research is assisting in better understanding and management of these negative behaviours, on another, generalised information without an appreciation of the context in which the behaviours unfold may be detrimental to the cause, especially given a globalised and multicultural world.  

Workplace Abuse, Incivility and Bullying presents findings from under-researched methodological, and unique cultural perspectives. Such an approach will allow us to gain deep insights into the diversity and complexities associated with perceiving, being subjected to, and experiencing negative behaviours at work. The book has applicability across a broad range of audience from academics through to practitioners, and even victims and suspected perpetrators.  

chapter 1|6 pages

Setting the scene

Workplace abuse, incivility and bullying – methodological and cultural perspectives
ByMaryam Omari, Megan Paull

chapter 2|16 pages

Paradigmatic and methodological approaches

ByAl-Karim Samnani

chapter 3|16 pages


Researching subjective phenomena
ByMegan Paull, Antonia Girardi

chapter 4|16 pages

In the eye of the beholder

Ethnic culture as a lens
ByMaryam Omari, Manish Sharma

chapter 5|16 pages


A paradoxical context for workplace bullying
ByPremilla D’Cruz

chapter 6|18 pages


East of West, west of East
ByBurcu Guneri-Cangarli

chapter 7|18 pages


Incivility, bullying and forcing in the land of bullying gods and lesser mortals
ByNikos Bozionelos

chapter 8|17 pages


One nation, one religion – tradition and change
ByIrena Pilch, Elżbieta Turska

chapter 9|19 pages

The Czech Republic

Workplace abuse in a post-transitional country 1
ByKateřina Zábrodská, Petr Květon

chapter 10|13 pages


The influence of Singapore's cosmopolitan culture on workplace incivility
ByJennifer (M.I.) Loh

chapter 11|17 pages


A land of contrasts – the contribution of attachment orientation, gender and ethical climate in the workplace to abusive supervision
ByEfrat Salton Meyer, Mario Mikulincer

chapter 12|19 pages

Workplace bullying in New Zealand

'She'll be right?'
ByBevan Catley, Kate Blackwood, Darryl Forsyth, David Tappin

chapter 13|16 pages


The ‘fair go’ multicultural continent nation
ByMegan Paull, Maryam Omari

chapter 14|6 pages

Workplace abuse, incivility and bullying

The challenge of translational research
ByMegan Paull, Maryam Omari