WORK PLACE BULLYING ON DEVIANT WORK BEHAVIOR AMONG NURSES IN PAKISTAN: MEDIATING ROLE OF INTERPERSONAL CONFLICT

Muhammad Umar Parach, Khurram Shahzad

Abstract


This study investigates the relationship between workplace
bullying, interpersonal conflict and deviant work behavior among
nurses in the public sector in Pakistan. For this purpose the data
were collected from 277 nurses working in government hospitals by
using convenience sampling method. Findings showed that work
place bullying results in deviant work behavior among nurses and
this relationship is mediated by interpersonal conflict like negative
emotional reaction, perceived disagreements and interference from
and towards colleagues. The implications of the findings for hospital
administrators and directions for future research are provided.

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