Antecedents and consequences of workplace aggression in the allied health context

Defne Demir, John Rodwell, Rebecca Flower

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    Abstract

    Workplace aggression research has typically focused on groups in the health care industry considered to be high risk (e.g., nursing); however, aggression also occurs among other health care professional groups, such as those in allied health. This study aimed to investigate the antecedents and consequences of workplace aggression among allied health professionals. Allied health professionals working for an Australian health care organization were surveyed, with 134 (49%) responding. The largest group of allied health professionals surveyed were social workers (49%). Job demands, job control, and social support were linked to different types of aggression. Different sources of aggression were linked to various employee outcomes. The importance of considering stressors surrounding employee work conditions is highlighted.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)250-267
    Number of pages18
    JournalSOCIAL WORK IN HEALTH CARE
    Volume53
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014

    Keywords

    • aggression
    • commitment
    • demands-control-support
    • distress
    • job satisfaction

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