Workplace violence: a case in Malaysian higher education institute

Workplace violence: a case in Malaysian higher education institute Purpose – The objective of this study is to examine the factors that contribute to workplace violence in one of the higher education institutes that is based in Malaysia. Design/methodology/approach – The paper's approach is to use a survey, SPSS and multiple regression analysis. Findings – The findings show that there is a positive significant relationship between the working environment and workplace violence, while the other factors, co‐worker relationship and management style, show no relationship with workplace violence. Originality/value – The study will improve management understanding of which factors affect workplace violence. By increasing their knowledge on the above, this can assist the management to take preventive action to minimize workplace violence in the organization. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Business Strategy Series Emerald Publishing

Workplace violence: a case in Malaysian higher education institute

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2012 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1751-5637
DOI
10.1108/17515631211286119
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Abstract

Purpose – The objective of this study is to examine the factors that contribute to workplace violence in one of the higher education institutes that is based in Malaysia. Design/methodology/approach – The paper's approach is to use a survey, SPSS and multiple regression analysis. Findings – The findings show that there is a positive significant relationship between the working environment and workplace violence, while the other factors, co‐worker relationship and management style, show no relationship with workplace violence. Originality/value – The study will improve management understanding of which factors affect workplace violence. By increasing their knowledge on the above, this can assist the management to take preventive action to minimize workplace violence in the organization.

Journal

Business Strategy SeriesEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 2, 2012

Keywords: Workplace violence; Working environment; Management style; Co‐worker relationship; Violence; Malaysia; Higher education; Educational institutions

References

  • Aggression in the workplace: a study of horizontal violence utilising Heideggerian hermeneutic phenomenology
    Corney, B.
  • Part of the job: violence in public libraries
    McGrath, H.; Goulding, A.
  • How to curb workplace violence
    Stewart, M.R.; Kleiner, B.H.

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