Workplace bullying: a social network perspective: A Social Network Perspective

Birgit Pauksztat, Denise Salin

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This chapter introduces a social network perspective on workplace bullying, emotional abuse and harassment. As a type of interpersonal interaction, bullying behaviours can be conceptualized as interpersonal ties, and the bullying ties among a set of individuals can be considered a social network. Moreover, many of the antecedents and consequences of bullying, such as social relationships and various types of interactions, are usefully understood and analysed as social networks. Adopting a social network perspective will not only provide new perspectives for theory development but will allow researchers to take advantage of well-established methods, thus improving our understanding of the social dynamics of workplace bullying.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConcepts, approaches and methods
EditorsPremilla D'Cruz, Ernesto Noronha, Guy Notelaers, Charlotte Rayner
Place of PublicationSingapore
Publication date2020
ISBN (Print)978-981-13-0133-9
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-10-5334-4
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Publication series

NameHandbooks of Workplace Bullying, Emotional Abuse and Harassment
ISSN (Print)2662-3242
ISSN (Electronic)2662-3250


  • centrality
  • friendship
  • negative relationships
  • social networks
  • social rejection
  • stochastic actor-oriented modeling
  • workplace bullying

Sustainable Development Goals

  • GOAL 08: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Areas of Strength and Areas of High Potential (AoS and AoHP)

  • AoS: Leading for growth and well-being

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