Bullying in the Bahamian Workplace

William J. Fielding


This paper reports the first known study on workplace bullying in The Bahamas. Over 2,000 people participated in an Internet-based study in the spring of 2020. The data suggest that 22% of the workforce may suffer from severe workplace bullying. This is a relatively high figure and is a potential cause for concern. While no difference in the rate of bullying between male and female workers was identified, the underlying associations which appear to put males and females at risk of workplace bullying vary. For both males and females, exposure to negative behaviours at home and school were associated with elevated rates of workplace bullying.


Bullying in the workplace; Psychological Abuse; Work environment; Conflict management

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15362/ijbs.v26i0.355

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