Bullying as circuits of power: an Australian nursing perspective

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dc.contributor.author Hutchinson, M
dc.contributor.author Vickers, M
dc.contributor.author Jackson, DE
dc.contributor.author Wilkes, L
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T11:01:37Z
dc.date.issued 2010-01
dc.identifier.citation Administrative Theory & Praxis, 2010, 32 (1), pp. 25 - 47
dc.identifier.issn 1084-1806
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/15665
dc.description.abstract It is not possible to understand bullying without considering the concept of power, and yet power has received little systematic attention in the literature on bullying. Framed largely as a manifestation of conflict, or as a consequence of organizational characteristics that trigger unwitting individuals to engage in abusive acts, superficial and clichéd understandings of the power dynamics involved in bullying are commonplace. The focus on conflict-based understandings offers limited insights into less readily observable forms of power that manifest within institutions. In this article, we draw upon Cleggs (1989a) circuits of power framework to map out an alternative understanding of workplace bullying one that moves beyond the link with conflict. We employ a multidimensional model of bullying and offer interview exemplars from our study of bullying in the Australian nursing workplace. The analysis reveals the complex flows of power associated with bullying and suggests that commonly accepted assumptions and frameworks about workplace bullying have provided limited insight into the phenomenon, while potentially masking inappropriate manifestations of power within institutions.
dc.publisher M.E. Sharpe Inc.
dc.title Bullying as circuits of power: an Australian nursing perspective
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Published
dc.parent Administrative Theory & Praxis
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 32
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 25 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 47 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1110 Nursing
dc.personcode 112168
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords NA en_US
dc.description.keywords Science & Technology
dc.description.keywords Life Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.description.keywords Gerontology
dc.description.keywords Geriatrics & Gerontology
dc.description.keywords GERONTOLOGY
dc.description.keywords aging; palliative care
dc.description.keywords multidisciplinary care
dc.description.keywords general practice
dc.description.keywords PHYSICIANS
dc.description.keywords COMMUNITY
dc.description.keywords PEOPLE
dc.description.keywords ISSUES
dc.description.keywords GPS
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)

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