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Harassment/bullying and discrimination at workplace: - A comparison between the three sectors in Sweden
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

ABSTRACT Background: There is a lack of understanding and of focus on the protections and promotion of good mental health at workplace. Harassment/bullying and discrimination at workplace are associated with poorer mental health and can occur in any work sector. Aim: The aim was to investigate if there is any difference between private, public and community sector in Sweden concerning workplace harassment/bullying and discrimination. If there is a difference between sectors; stress, work influence, age and gender will be analyzed to investigate if they can explain the difference. Method: An observational design. Employees from the three sectors were included. Multiple logistic regression analyses were conducted. Result: Harassment/bullying were most reported to occur in community sector, there were also employees most exposed to harassment/bullying. Employees from public sector reported more frequently to feel discriminated. Reported exposure to sexual harassment was highest in public and community sector. Gender, age, stress and work influence showed significant associations with the occurrence of harassment/bullying and exposure to harassment/bullying. Females and employees with higher stress ratings run a higher risk to feel discriminated. Females also run a higher risk to get exposed to sexual harassment. Conclusion: There is a difference between the sectors. Employees are most at risk of exposure to harassment/bullying in community sector, while most at risk to feel discriminated in public sector. Difference in stress, work influence, age and gender could not explain the difference between the sectors.

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2015.
Keyword [en]
Bullying, discrimination, harassment, workplace
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-267028OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-267028DiVA: diva2:871797
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Public Health
Educational program
Master Programme in Public Health
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Available from: 2015-11-17 Created: 2015-11-16 Last updated: 2015-11-17Bibliographically approved

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