WORKPLACE BULLYING SCALE: DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION.

Ohunene Grace LEGBETI

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This study focused on developing a workplace bullying tool that is contextually sensitive to the Nigerian work population. Interviews and open ended questionnaires were distributed conveniently among bank employees and the data gathered was used in generating items for the proposed workplace bullying scale. After item analyses, 33 items were developed for this study and two items were added from literature. The developed tool was then administered to 105 bank employees and the data collected was used for item reliability and validity analyses. The scale was found to have a Cronbach alpha of .951 and a split half reliability of .807. Results of exploratory factor analyses reveal that the tool has four sub scales which were labelled emotional abuse, behavioural and cognitive abuse, supervisor specific abuse and physical abuse.


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