Archive for October, 2012

Can your partner’s experience of workplace abuse affect your marriage?

Recent research seems to suggest that it can. First, when one person experiences mistreatment at work, his or her spouse is more likely to experience health decrements. In a study of over 2000 couples, Haines, Marchand, and Harvey (2006) found workplace aggression experienced by one or both partners in a relationship increased the level of […]

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Do victims contribute to their own abuse?

Over the last decade, an emerging body of research on workplace aggression has started to examine whether victims possess a common set of target characteristics.  This is clearly a controversial question because it implies that victims may be, at least in part, to blame for their mistreatment. Findings have shown that victims often possess angry or anxious […]

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