Workplace Bullying and Stress among Office Professionals
Keywords:workplace bullying, stress, office professionals
Workplace bullying has been identified as one of the major contemporary
challenges for occupational health and safety and linked to other emerging risks
such as work-related stress. This study aimed to determine the extent of workplace
bullying and stress among office professionals of selected companies and
institutions in Silang, Cavite and Sta. Rosa, Laguna. The study was conducted
among 102 office professionals using convenience sampling. This correlation study
on workplace bullying and stress were measured using a validated questionnaire
adapted from Tabang (2017) and Gumarao (2011), respectively. The results
revealed that the overall workplace bullying was perceived to be very low in terms
of verbal, nonverbal, psychological, and physical. The stress level of the office
professional was also perceived as low. The correlation analysis revealed that
verbal bullying (p=.010), nonverbal bullying (p=.000), psychological bullying
(p=.005), and physical bullying (p=.005) were significantly associated with stress.
Further results revealed that stress level is significant considering the demographic
profile (age, gender, marital status, educational attainment, length of service, and
religion). However, emotional stress significantly differs by age but not on the other
types of stress. Recommendations were made to address the issues of bullying and
stress in the workplace.
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