Support for this project was provided by Gordon Walker (Chair) and the 2004 Research Grant Committee of the Faculty of Law and Management, La Trobe University.
Workplace Bullying and Intention to Leave Among Schoolteachers in China: The Mediating Effect of Affective Commitment1
Version of Record online: 4 SEP 2009
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Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 39, Issue 9, pages 2106–2127, September 2009
How to Cite
McCormack, D., Casimir, G., Djurkovic, N. and Yang, L. (2009), Workplace Bullying and Intention to Leave Among Schoolteachers in China: The Mediating Effect of Affective Commitment. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 39: 2106–2127. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2009.00518.x
- Issue online: 4 SEP 2009
- Version of Record online: 4 SEP 2009
Workplace bullying includes behaviors such as harassing, offending, or socially excluding the target. This study examines whether the relationship between workplace bullying and intention to leave is mediated by affective commitment. Based on data from 142 schoolteachers in China, a partial least squares analysis revealed that affective commitment partially mediates the effect of bullying on intention to leave. Furthermore, the direct effect of bullying on intention to leave is stronger than the indirect effect. Theoretical and practical implications include that awareness needs to be raised about what constitutes bullying behavior and that more emphasis needs to be placed on preventing bullying in the workplace.