AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF WORKPLACE HARASSMENT

Authors

  • Yuzana M.Y Faculty of Applied Social Sciences, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Terengganu, Malaysia.
  • Azliha M.R Infection Disease Nurse Counselor, Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Medical Deparment, Off Jalan Pahang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Abstract

Workplace harassment has become a silent epidemic in Malaysia. Yet there is an insufficiency of research on this issue. Through the use of archival evidence, alongside contemporary voices of experience, understandings of the harassment to nature work are summarized and reviewed.  Initially, a qualitative exploratory study was conducted, to allow the researcher to identify the existence of the circumstances. This paper explored the emergence categories and form of workplace harassment in the  Malaysian context. The exposure to workplace harassment is all-embracing in various setting. The results are discussed with reference to other studies. The research also demonstrates that harassment is a serious problem in Malaysian workplace and needs to be addressed on policy.

Keywords:

Workplace, Harassment, Malaysian

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Published

2017-07-03

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Yuzana M.Y, & Azliha M.R. (2017). AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF WORKPLACE HARASSMENT. International Journal on Recent Trends in Business and Tourism (IJRTBT), 1(3), 9-13. Retrieved from https://ejournal.lucp.net/index.php/ijrtbt/article/view/259