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dc.contributor.authorXerri, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorFarr-Wharton, Rod
dc.contributor.authorBrunetto, Yvonne
dc.contributor.authorLambries, Dennis
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-22T02:21:42Z
dc.date.available2018-10-22T02:21:42Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn0951-3558
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/IJPSM-05-2015-0094
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/101973
dc.description.abstractPurpose – The purpose of this paper is to compare the impact of management and colleagues on the perception of work harassment and outcomes of local government employees in Australia and the USA. Design/methodology/approach – Completed surveys from local government employees (265 from the USA and 250 from Australia) were analysed using structural equation modelling and an ANOVA. Findings – The results depict support for the overall measurement and structural models showing that workplace relationships impact on work harassment, and in turn employee outcomes (psychological wellbeing and Organisational Citizenship Behaviour-Individual (OCB-I)), although not all paths were accepted for each country. Statistically significant differences were found between the Australian and USA samples for both the measurement and structural models, with the sample from the USA showing much higher levels of satisfaction with workplace relationships, higher levels of psychological wellbeing, OCB-I, and lower perceptions of work harassment. Practical implications – The findings provide implications that Australian and US local government employees, positioned closest to the public, experience work harassment probably as a result of chronic under-resourcing both in terms of manpower and other resources, and coupled with unrealistically high-performance targets. The results depict that such work harassment is resulting in lower psychological wellbeing (USA only) and lower extra-role behaviour associated with OCB-I (Australia and USA). Originality/value – The value of this paper is that it benchmarks the impact of workplace relationships on work harassment for local government employees across two Anglo-American countries.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom54
dc.relation.ispartofpageto71
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Public Sector Management
dc.relation.ispartofvolume29
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Resources Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAccounting, Auditing and Accountability
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolicy and Administration
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150305
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1501
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1503
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1605
dc.titleWork harassment and local government employees: Australia and USA
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Dept of Employment Relations and Human Resources
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorXerri, Matt J.


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