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Asian Nurs Res (Korean Soc Nurs Sci). 2016 Sep;10(3):234-239. doi: 10.1016/j.anr.2016.06.004. Epub 2016 Jul 21.

Relationship between Organizational Culture and Workplace Bullying among Korean Nurses.

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1
Dong-A University Medical Center, Busan, South Korea.
2
Department of Nursing, Dong-A University, Busan, South Korea. Electronic address: jykang@dau.ac.kr.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To identify the relationship between organizational culture and experience of workplace bullying among Korean nurses.

METHODS:

Participants were 298 hospital nurses in Busan, South Korea. We assessed nursing organizational culture and workplace bullying among nurses using structured questionnaires from July 1 through August 15, 2014.

RESULTS:

Most participants considered their organizational culture as hierarchy-oriented (45.5%), followed by relation-oriented (36.0%), innovation-oriented (10.4%), and task-oriented (8.1%). According to the operational bullying criteria, the prevalence of workplace bullying was 15.8%. A multivariate logistic regression analysis revealed that the odds of being a victim of bullying were 2.58 times as high among nurses in a hierarchy-oriented culture as among nurses in a relation-oriented culture [95% confidence interval (1.12, 5.94)].

CONCLUSIONS:

The results suggest that the types of nursing organizational culture are related to workplace bullying in Korean nurses. Further research is needed to develop interventions that can foster relation-oriented cultures to prevent workplace bullying in nurses.

KEYWORDS:

bullying; interpersonal relations; nurses; organizational culture; workplace

PMID:
27692254
DOI:
10.1016/j.anr.2016.06.004
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