Workplace Bullying and Burnout in Working Women

Farah Khalil (BS, 2014-2018) Supervisors: Zainab Javed & Rafia Rafique, PhD

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan

Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email:, Phone: 92-42-9231245


The present research was aimed to investigate the relationship between workplace bullying and burnout in working women. It was hypothesized that there would be relationship in workplace bullying and burnout in working women. Correlational research design was used. Purposive sampling technique was used for the selection of sample. A sample comprised of 80 women (university teachers). Negative Act Questionnaire Revised (NAQ-R; Einarsen, Stale, & Hoel, Helge, 2001), and Oldenburg Burnout Inventory (OLBT; Demerouti & Bakker, 2007) were used to measure the relationship of workplace bullying and burnout. Pearson product moment correlation analysis, linear regression and t-test were applied. Results showed that there was significant relationship between workplace bullying and burnout. Demographics i.e. Job status, administration duty and family system were not found as main predictors of burnout. Demographics had not significant relationship with burnout and workplace bullying significantly predicted the burnout exhaustion and disengagement. This research could be used in educational sector, hospital or caretaker centers or any other organization. It will also helpful to understand the cultural perspectives of burnout in women.

Keywords:       Workplace       bullying,       burnout,      exhaustion, disengagement, organizational sector.

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