Workplace bullying in Turkey and Australia: A preliminary comparative investigation
Faculty of Business and Law
School of Business
This study compares victim conceptualisation of bullying and witness reactions to the behaviour in Turkey and Australia. Data was collected from 139 university students from Business disciplines in the two countries. Findings suggest that there are many similarities in bullying scenarios across the two cultures, however, differences in themes and witness responses were identified. Further analysis suggests that these differences are attributable to cultural factors. This study contributes to the literature by increasing understanding of the complex dynamics of workplace bullying in cross-cultural and diverse contexts. Findings also offer insights to managers, human resources practitioners and policy makers in devising culture-appropriate prevention and intervention strategies.