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Design, development and validation of the workplace cyberbullying measure (WCM)

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posted on 26.07.2016 by Samuel Farley, Iain Coyne, Carolyn Axtell, Christine A. Sprigg
Cyberbullying research is beginning to expand from its roots in the youth context into the organisational realm. However, a lack of psychometrically sound scales that capture the diverse features of technological communication has hindered workplace cyberbullying research. The purpose of this study was to develop a valid and reliable measure to assess cyberbullying across disparate working populations. Three separate studies involving a total of 944 respondents from different work settings were conducted to establish a 17-item workplace cyberbullying measure (WCM). Further validation of the WCM was established by assessing correlations with a wide range of variables. Regression analysis demonstrated that the measure explained significant incremental variance in emotional exhaustion over and above existing harassment constructs. Justification for developing the WCM is presented, along with implications for research and practise.

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  • Business and Economics

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  • Business

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Work and Stress

Citation

FARLEY, S. ...et al., 2016. Design, development and validation of the workplace cyberbullying measure (WCM). Work and Stress, 30(4), pp.293-317.

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© Taylor & Francis

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

08/07/2016

Publication date

2016-11-22

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Work and Stress on 22 Nov 2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/02678373.2016.1255998

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1464-5335

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en

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