Workplace bullying and its influence on psychological wellbeing and work functioning – survey


Hoda is  currently conducting a research project as part of his/her  fourth year graduate diploma course in Psychology at Cairnmillar Institute, located in Camberwell, Victoria. The research topic is on workplace bullying and its influence on employees’ psychological wellbeing and work functioning. S/he has asked us to post his/her survey/questionnaire (approved by Cairnmillar’s ethics committee) on our site, which we’re doing.

It would be greatly appreciated if any worker who has experienced bullying at work should take a few minutes to complete the survey/questionnaire.

Workplace bullying and its influence on psychological wellbeing and work functioning – survey


We would like to invite you to participate in our research project on employees’ intention to leave their job. This project aims to investigate how workplace bullying affects employees’ intention to leave the organisation they work for. The study may assist future research in the area of workplace bullying and the development of anti-bullying policies, which may prevent bullying in the workplace.

What will I be asked to do?

Should you agree to participate, you would be asked to complete the following online questionnaire. The questionnaire consists of a number of questions assessing factors related to workplace bullying, and employees’ wellbeing and work functioning. The survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

How will I receive feedback?

Once the data analysis has been conducted, a brief summary of the findings will be made available upon application. It is also possible that the results of the study will be presented at academic conferences and /or published in an academic journal. Unfortunately, participants cannot be provided with individual feedback.

How will my confidentiality be protected?

Survey responses will be collected anonymously, with no identifying information collected. Any data associated with the project will be kept securely at Cairnmillar Institute for five years from the date of publication, before being destroyed.

Will participation prejudice me in any way?

Your participation in the study is completely voluntary. Should you wish to withdraw at any stage, or to withdraw any unprocessed data you have supplied, you are free to do so without prejudice.

Where can I get further information?

Should you require any further information, or have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the researchers using the contact details below. Should you have any concerns about the conduct of the project, you are welcome to contact the Executive Officer, Human Research Ethics, The Cairnmillar Institute, on (03) 9813 3400.

How do I agree to participate?

If you would like to participate, please continue on to the questionnaire. Consent is implied by the return of the completed survey.

To participate in this study you must be aged 18 years or older, have worked previously and/or currently working and have experienced workplace bullying. You will not be paid for participation in this research study or reimbursed for any costs. We do not expect that participants will experience any risk or harm from being involved in this study. However, should you become distressed the number for lifeline is 13 11 14.

This project will be carried out according to the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007) produced by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. This statement has been developed to protect the interests of people who agree to participate in human research studies. The Human Research Ethics Committee of the Cairnmillar Institute has approved the ethics aspects of this research project.

Hoda Palizian
Graduate Diploma of Psychology student
The Cairnmillar Institute
Professor Gerard Kennedy
Principal researcher
Cairnmillar Institute of Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy
98133400 you have any complaints about any aspect of the project, the way it is being conducted or any questions about your rights as a research participant, then you may also contact:
Position: The Academic Registrar
The Cairnmillar Institute
993 Burke Rd
Camberwell 3124
Telephone: 98133400

Thank you for your time.

Hoda Palizian

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