Reporting Workplace Bullying Research

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My research project explores the existing policies, procedures, protocols, and technologies Alberta post-secondary institutions use to report workplace bullying. Current analysis shows little research has been conducted to these specifications in the field and there is much to explore, from user experience to reporting effectiveness. Workplace bullying is an ever-prevalent issue (Farmer, 2011) which has both intense and adverse effects on both the employee, management, and the institution. To help guide my research, I used the Technology Acceptance Model and Constructivism as theoretical frameworks. The research was conducted using case study as its methodology and drawing on aspects from meta-synthesis; qualitative research enabled me to focus on the “what and why”. I researched eight post-secondary institutes within Alberta, as well as engaged with three participants from a post-secondary institute from different backgrounds to bring more meaning and insight to my research.
bullying, cyberbullying, online bullying, bullying in the workplace, workplace mobbing, postsecondary education