Date of Degree
PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Psychological and Quantitative Foundations
Ali, Saba Rasheed
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Relatively little research has been devoted to understanding the implications of adult cyberbullying on workers. However, recent research focused on how cyberbullying affects adults has indicated cyberbullying has negative implications for job satisfaction of workers. The purpose of this study was to use Social Cognitive Career Theory (SCCT) as a framework to investigate the impact of cyberbullying in the workplace by examining the relationship between cyberbullying and both job satisfaction and social self-efficacy. The results of this study indicate that among individuals who are cyberbullied, higher rates of cyberbullying has a significant negative relationship with social self-efficacy, and social self-efficacy was negatively related to job satisfaction and also mediated the relationship between cyberbullying and job satisfaction. The findings of this study suggest cyberbullying is a workplace environmental condition that should be studied in SCCT due to its potential to negatively impact career development by indirectly influencing job satisfaction through a person’s social self-efficacy. Counselors and organizational leaders should consider this issue when designing interventions to combat workplace bullying.
cyberbullying, job satisfaction, Social Cognitive Career Theory
vi, 30 pages
Includes bibliographical references (pages 25-30).
Copyright © 2019 Andrew Jones
Jones, Andrew S. "Cyberbullying and the workplace: an analysis of job satisfaction and social self-efficacy." PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) thesis, University of Iowa, 2019.