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Humanities and Social Sciences Letters

June 2014, Volume 2, 2, pp 120-128

The Relationship Between Bullying at Workplace with Psychological and Spiritual Well Being of Nurses

Mohsen Golparvar


Halleh Rafizadeh

Mohsen Golparvar 1 Halleh Rafizadeh 1 

  1. Faculty of Psychology and Education, Islamic Azad University, Esfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Esfahan, Iran 1


Bullying is the threatening factor in hospital environment for nurses’ health and wellbeing. Current research was administered with the aim of studying the relationship between bullying in hospital with psychological and spiritual well being among nurses. Research method was correlation and statistical population was the nurses of Yazd hospitals, among them 299 persons were selected using accessible sampling method.¬ Data gathering instruments were the future made questionnaires which reliability and validity of them verified, including bullying questionnaire, psychological well being questionnaire and spiritual questionnaire. Results revealed that there is significant relationship between bullying (contempt and despising, angry and revengefulness, neglect, verbal persecution, threatening and unconventional work stress) with psychological well being and spiritual well being (personal, communal, environmental and transcendental). Also the results of regression analysis revealed that verbal persecution and unconventional work stress have significant predictive power for prediction of psychological well being, unconventional work stress have significant predictive power for prediction of personal spiritual well being and threatening have significant predictive power for prediction of environmental spiritual well being. The results of current research showed that bullying of co-workers and supervisors at hospital setting could expose the nurses’ psychological well being and relatively their spiritual well being with problem. 
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