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Workplace Mobbing in Academe

Some recent contributions

to scholarship

on workplace mobbing

Kenneth Westhues, University of Waterloo, 2014


Following, in alphabetical order, are about 60 articles from diverse disciplines, published since 2006, that contribute in one way or another to the research literature on workplace mobbing.

  • Aksu, Turkan, and Beysun Güneri, “The Effect of Mobbing Academicians Are Exposured to on Work Alienation,” International Journal of Educational Research 2 (No. 4, 2011), e-journal (in Turkish).
  • Armstrong, Jan, “Faculty Animosity: a Contextual View,” Journal of Thought 47 (No. 2, summer 2012), pp. 85-103.
  • Bishop, Paul, “Disenchantment in Education, or: ‘Whither Art Thou Gone, Fair World?’ – Has the Magic Gone from the Ivory Tower?” International Journal of Jungian Studies 4 (Issue 1, 2012), pp. 55-69.
  • Blase, Jo, Joseph Blase, and Fengning Du, “Teacher Perspectives of School Mistreatment: Implications for District Level Administrators,” Journal of Scholarship and Practice 6 (No. 1, spring 2009), pp. 8-21.
  • Blase, Jo, Joseph Blase, and Fengning Du, “The mistreated teacher: a national study,” Journal of Educational Administration 46 (Issue 3, 2006), pp. 263-301.
  • Boghean, Sînzian et al., “Psychological Harassment in Organizations - The Mobbing,” Yearbook of Petre Andrei University Iasi (series in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, January 2011), pp. 431-446. (in Romanian)
  • Bradbury, Linda, “Bullied teachers are resilient: Time for organisations to be legally accountable - honestly!” A Scholarly Affair: Cultural Studies Association of Australasia National Conference Proceedings (2010), pp. 29-36.
  • Brown, M. Neil, and Mary Allison Smith, “Mobbing in the Workplace: the Latest Illustration of Pervasive Individualism in American Law,” Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal 12 (2008), pp. 131ff.
  • Bultena, Charles D., and Richard B. Whatcott, "Bushwhacked at Work: A Comparative Analysis of Mobbing & Bullying at Work," Proceedings of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences 15(February 2008).
  • Carnero, M. Angeles, et al., “Mobbing and Workers’ Health: Empirical Analysis for Spain,” International Journal of Manpower 33 (Issue 3, 2012), pp.322 – 339.
  • Celep, Cevat, and Tuğba Konakli, “Mobbing Experiences of Instructors: Causes, Results, and Solution Suggestions,” Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice 13 (No. 1, winter), pp. 193-199.
  • Coleman, Brady, "Shame, Rage, and Freedom of Speech: Should the United States Adopt European ‘Mobbing’ Laws?" Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law 35 (Issue 1, 2006), pp. 53-99.
  • Condon, Frankie, “Dynamic Complexity: Teaching, Learning, and Politics,” College Teaching 56 (No. 2, spring 2008), pp. 89-95.
  • De Haven, Helen Hickey, "The Elephant in the Ivory Tower: Rampages in Higher Education and the Case for Institutional Liability," Journal of College and University Law 35 (No. 3, 2009), pp. 504-611.
  • Demir, Yeter, and Mustafa Fedai Çavus, “MOBBING’ in Kisisel ve Örgutsel Etkileri Üzerine bir Arastirma,” Niğde Üniversitesi İİBF Dergisi, Haziran 2 (No. 1, 2009), pp. 13-23. (Turkish)
  • Duffy, Maureen, "Preventing Workplace Mobbing and Bullying with Effective Organizational Consultation, Policies, and Legislation," Consulting Psychology Journal 61 (September 2009), pp. 242-262.
  • Duffy, Maureen, and Len Sperry, "Workplace Mobbing: Individual and Family Health Consequences," The Family Journal 15 (Issue 4, 2007), pp. 398-407.
  • Eisenman, Russell, “My Perceptions of Biased Sexual Harassment Proceedings, or How I Almost Got Punched By a University Administrator,” Sexuality & Culture 15 (No. 4, 2011), pp. 391-394.
  • Faria, João Ricardo, Franklin G. Mixon, Jr., and Sean P. Salter, “An Economic Model of Workplace Mobbing in Academe,” Economics of Education Review 31 (October 2012), pp. 720-726.
  • Foote, Lee, Naomi Krogman and John Spence, “Should Academics Advocate on Environmental Issues?” Society & Natural Resources 22 (No. 6, 2009), pp. 579-589.
  • Magalhães Guimarães, L. Adolpho, “Mobbing (Psychological-Moral Harassment) in the Work Environment: a Contemporary Critical View,” Revista Psicologia e Saúde 4 (No. 1, Jan.-June 2012), pp. 85-93.
  • Hecker, Thomas E., "Workplace Mobbing: a Discussion for Librarians," Journal of Academic Librarianship 33 (July 2007), pp. 439-445.
  • Heloani, Roberto, “Cuando la humillación se convierte en accidente: las condiciones laborales de los pilotos en Brasil,” Salud Trab. (Maracay) 20 (2, Jul. 2012), pp. 127-140. (in Spanish)
  • Hillard, James Randolph, "Workplace mobbing: are they really out to get your patient?" Current Psychiatry 8 (April 2009), pp. 45-51.
  • Iglesias, Marta Elena Losa, and Ricardo Becerro de Bengoa Vallejo, “Prevalence of bullying at work and its association with self-esteem scores in a Spanish nurse sample,” Contemporary Nurse  42 (No. 1, August 2012), pp. 2-10.
  • Keashly, Loraleigh, “A Researcher Speaks to Ombudsmen about Workplace Bullying,” Journal of the International Ombudsman Association 3 (No. 2, 2010), pp. 10-23.
  • Keashly, Loraleigh, and Joel H. Neuman, “Faculty Experiences with Bullying in Higher Education: Causes, Consequences, and Management,” Journal of Administrative Theory and Practice 32 (No. 1, March 2010), pp. 48-70.
  • Keim, Jeanmarie, and J. Cynthia McDermott, “Mobbing: Workplace Violence in the Academy,” The Educational Forum 74 2010 (Issue 2, 2010), pages 167 – 173.
  • Kokalan, Ozgur, and  Elvin Yelgecen Tigrel, “Mobbing in Turkish Health Institutions,” Quality and Quantity (online October 2013, print publication in Vol. 48).
  • Kotleras, Reuven, “The Workplace Mobbing of Highly Gifted Adults: An Unremarked Barbarism,” Advanced Development Journal 11 (2007), pp. 13-148.
  • Leiding, Reba, “Mobbing in the Library Workplace: What It Is and How to Prevent It,” College and Research Libraries News 71 (July 2010), pp. 364-384.
  • Lewis, Magda, “New Strategies of Control: Academic Freedom and Research Ethics Boards,” Qualitative Inquiry 14 (No. 5, 2008), pp. 6884-699.
  • Manley-Casimir, Michael, et al., “Contextualizing Academic Lives,” Workplace: a Journal for Academic Labor 19 (2012), pp. 4-13.
  • Martin, Brian, “Academic Patronage,” International Journal for Educational Integrity 2 (No. 2, 2009), pp. 3-19.
  • Martin, Brian, and Florencia Peña, “Mobbing and Suppression: Footprints of Their Relationships,” Social Medicine 6 (2012), pp. 217-226.
  • Martínez Alcántara, Susana, y María Adriana Cecilia Cruz Flores, “El acoso psicológico en el trabajo: Mobbing in the workplace,” Psicología y Salud 18 (Núm. 2, 2008) pp. 255-265. (Spanish)
  • McMullen, J., “Balancing the Right to Manage with Dignity at Work,” Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education 15 (Issue 1, 2011), pp. 3-6.
  • Namie, Gary, and Pamela E. Lutgen-Sandvik, “Active and Passive Accomplices: The Communal Character of Workplace Bullying,” International Journal of Communication 4 (2010), pp. 343-373.
  • Neuman, Joel H., “Workplace Violence and Aggression: When You Do Not Want Your Company on the News,” Work and Quality of Life (Part 4, 2012), pp. 343-373.
  • Neveu, Jean-Pierre, “La difficile prévention des suicides au travail,” Gestion 37 (No. 4, 2012), pp. 6-14. (French)
  • Oravec, Jo Ann, “Bullying and Mobbing in Academe:Challenges for Distance Education and Social Media Applications,” Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education 8 (spring 2012), pp. 49-58.
  • Özler Ergun, Derya, Ceren Atalay Giderler, and Meltem Sahin Dil, “’Mobbing' in Örgütsel Bağlılık Üzerine Etkisini Belirlemeye Yönelik Bir Araştırma,” Dumlupınar Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi 2 (2008), pp. 37-60. (Turkish)
  • Ozturk H., S. Sokmen, F. Yilmaz, et al., “Measuring mobbing experiences of academic nurses: Development of a mobbing scale,” Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (Issue 9, 2008), pp. 435-442.
  • Russol, Andrea, Ranko Milić, Bojana Knežević, Rosanda Mulić, and Jadranka Mustajbegović, “Harassment in Workplace Among School Teachers: Development of a Survey,” Croatian Medical Journal  4 (2008), pp. 545-52.
  • Saglam, A. C., “Teachers’ views about mobbing (psychological violence) at elementary schools,” Egitim Arastirmalari-Eurasian Journal of Educational Research 8 (Issue 32, 2008), pp. 133-142.
  • Samier, Eugenie, “The problem of passive evil in educational administration: Moral implications of doing nothing,” International Studies in Educational Administration 36 (Issue 1, 2008), pp. 2 – 21.
  • Schafferer, Christian, and Andrew Szanajda, “Bullying in Higher Education in Taiwan: The Taiwan Higher Education Faculty Survey (THEFS),” Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia (Vol. 12, No. 1, 2013), pp. 81-93.
  • Shallcross, Linda, Sheryl Ramsay, and Michelle Barker, “Severe workplace conflict : the experience of mobbing,” Negotiation and Conflict Management Research 6 (No. 3, 2013), pp. 191-213.
  • Shallcross, Linda, Sheryl Ramsay, and Michelle Barker, “A Proactive Response to the Mobbing Problem: A Guide for HR Managers,” New Zealand Journal of Human Resources Management  10 (2010), pp. 27-37.
  • Shields, Carmen, and Michelle K. McGinn, “The Erosion of Academic Troth: Disengagement and Loss,” Teaching in Higher Education 16 (Issue 5, 2011), pp. 471-482.
  • Shields, Carmen, et al., “Required Payment: Extracting a Pound of Flesh,” Workplace: a Journal of Academic Labour No. 19 (2012), pp. 53-64.
  • Sieglin, Veronika, “El impacto del acoso laboral en los observadores, Estudios de caso en instituciones académicas en México,” Revista Latino-americana de Estudos do Trabalho 17 (No. 27, 2012) pp. 191-223. (Spanish)
  • Sloan, Lacey et al., “A Story to Tell: Bullying and Mobbing in the Workplace,” International Journal of Business and Social Science 1 (No. 3, December 2010), pp. 87-97.
  • Speedy, Sandra, “Workplace violence: the dark side of organisational life,” Contemporary Nurse 21 2006  (Issue 2, 2006), pp. 239-250.
  • Stăiculescu, Ana Rodica, and Alina Stan, “Gender Issues in Workplace Violence,”Revista Economică (Supplement No. 2, 2012), pp. 356-363.
  • Stoupe, Damian, “It’s ‘Complex,’” Counseling at Work (autumn 2012), pp. 15-18.
  • Sumner, Jennifer, “From Academic Imperialism to the Civil Commons,” Interchange 39 (2008), pp. 77-94.
  • Taspinar, Betul, et al., “Investigation of the association between mobbing and musculoskeletal discomfort in academicians,” Japanese Psychological Research 55 (October 2013), pp. 400-408.
  • Tepper, Robert J., and Craig G. White, “Workplace Harassment in the Academic Environment,” St. Louis University Law Journal 81 (2011-2012), pp. 81ff.
  • Thomas, Adele, “Internal governance imperatives for universities,” African Journal of Business Ethics 4 (2009), pp. 25-36.
  • Tigrel, E. Yelgecen, and O. Kokalan, "Academic Mobbing in Turkey," International Journal of Behavioral, Cognitive, Educational and Psychological Sciences 1 (Issue 2, 2009), pp. 91-99.   
  • Tinaz, Pınar, “Isyerinde pskikolojik taciz (mobbing),” Çalışma ve Toplum  (No. 4, 2006), pp. 13-28. (Turkish)
  • Yamada, David C., “Dignity, ‘Rankism’, and Hierarchy in the Workplace...,” Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law 28 (2007), pp. 305ff.
  • Young, Robert B., “The Virtues of Organizational Integrity,” New Directions for Student Services (Issue 135, Autumn 2011), pp. 5-14.