The latest Workplace Bullying Institute public opinion survey on workplace bullying in the U.S., summarized here last week, yielded a number of useful, albeit unsurprising, findings concerning gender:
- Men are 69% of the perpetrators and females are 31%;
- When men bully, females are 57% of targets and males are 43%;
- When women bully, females are 68% of targets and males are 32%;
- Overall, women are 60% of bullying targets and men are 40%.
These figures largely affirm previous statistical trends on workplace bullying and gender breakdowns.
The 2014 WBI survey, done in conjunction with Zogby Analytics, surveyed a nationally representative sample of 1,000 adults in late January. A full 17-page summary of the survey findings is available in pdf format here.
Kerri Stone’s work on gender and workplace bullying
These results underscore the relevance of Prof. Kerri Stone’s (Florida International University) 2009 law review article on gender considerations concerning workplace bullying. (You may access the article abstract and pdf here.)
I attempted to piece together my thoughts on the challenging question of female-to-female bullying in this 2011 blog post, “Female-to-female workplace bullying: Homespun theory on an imperfect storm.”