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Advances in Psychological Science    2014, Vol. 22 Issue (6) : 987-994     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2014.00987
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Bystanders in Workplace Bullying: Roles, Behaviors and Influence Mechanism
FU Meiyun;MA Huawei;YUE Guoan
(1 Department of Social Psychology, NanKai University, Tianjin 300071, China) (2 NanKai University BinHai College, Tianjin 300270, China) (3 Department of Psychology, Tianjin Normal University, Tianjin 300387, China)
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Workplace bullying is a negative behavior in the workplace and influences the well-being of the bystanders, who are in the same ecosystem with the perpetrator and target. As the third party, bystanders are a heterogeneous group. Some positively intervene by protecting the bullied; some passively encourage bullying by ignoring it. Others may actively encourage bullying by supporting the bully. The roles and behaviors of bystanders will influence the evolution of workplace bullying in turn. Furthermore, bystanders’ behaviors are influenced by their deontic perspective of justice and emotion through social exchange and learning process.

Keywords workplace bullying      bystander      roles      behaviors      influence mechanism     
Corresponding Authors: MA Huawei   
Issue Date: 15 June 2014
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FU Meiyun,MA Huawei,YUE Guoan. Bystanders in Workplace Bullying: Roles, Behaviors and Influence Mechanism[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2014, 22(6): 987-994.
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