Workplace Bullying in African Tertiary Institutions


Series: Bullying and Victimization, Business Issues, Competition and Entrepreneurship
BISAC: FAM049000

Violence is a fundamental and contemporary preoccupation of researchers, decision-makers and the general public, but particularly so within the context of restructuring of African tertiary education. Through all-inclusive multi-faceted themes; definition, sources, forms, impacts, coping, and management of workplace bullying, Workplace Bullying in African Tertiary Institutions highlights the fact that the latter is no longer a ‘myth of the western world’ as much as it is now a ‘present reality’ within the context of African tertiary institutions.

Workplace Bullying in African Tertiary Institutions reveals the link between workplace bullying and on-going university restructuring programmes, in which the latter are portrayed as being executed through a pro-bullying neoliberalist ethos. The latter is deemed propitious for workplace bullying for the following reasons: ‘comply or perish’ rhetoric, intolerance of dissent and negative criticism of government, individualism and competitiveness, compromised collegiality and stifled debate, ever-intensifying workload, short-term contracts, job insecurity, funding pressures, power imbalances and weakened union power.

Workplace Bullying in African Tertiary Institutions highlights issues of university restructuring, which are considered propitious for exacerbating workplace bullying, while proposing strategies, models, and policies, for understanding and mitigating the ravages of workplace bullying on staff wellness.
Workplace Bullying in African Tertiary Institutions represents a major contribution to research and literature in industrial and organizational psychology, and will be vital for students, researchers, and professionals in human resource management, national and international decision-makers, and bodies that strive for the amelioration of personnel wellness especially within the African and world contexts of on-going and inevitable university reforms.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. General Introduction

Chapter 2. Sources of Workplace Bullying

Chapter 3. Forms of Workplace Bullying

Chapter 4. Impacts of Workplace Bullying

Chapter 5. Coping With Workplace Bullying

Chapter 6. Managing Workplace Bullying


Keywords: University restructuring, neoliberalism, abuse of status, staff devaluing, expatriate syndrome, authoritarian management, usurpation of power, political agendas, self-valorization, internal locus of control

· Professional institutions in peace, justice, law, personnel management, industrial psychology, work psychology
· Students, researchers, international decision makers, non-governmental organizations, religious and non-denominational bodies, which advocate for justice and humane treatment of workplace personnel in general and tertiary institute staff in particular
· Think-tanks, decision makers, and NGOs specializing in violence in general and workplace violence in particular

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