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dc.contributor.authorCullinan, John
dc.contributor.authorHodgins, Margaret
dc.contributor.authorHogan, Victoria
dc.contributor.authorPursell, Lisa
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-25T14:14:32Z
dc.date.issued2020-05-18
dc.identifier.citationCullinan, J, Hodgins, M, Hogan, V, & Pursell, L. (2020). The value of lost productivity from workplace bullying in Ireland. Occupational Medicine. doi:10.1093/occmed/kqaa067en_IE
dc.identifier.issn1471-8405
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/15991
dc.description.abstractBackground Workplace bullying is a pervasive problem with significant personal, social and economic costs. Estimates of the resulting lost productivity provide an important societal perspective on the impact of the problem. Understanding where these economic costs fall is relevant for policy. Aims We estimated the value of lost productivity to the economy from workplace bullying in the public and private sectors in Ireland. Methods We used nationally representative survey data and multivariable negative binomial regression to estimate the independent effect of workplace bullying on days absent from work. We applied the human capital approach to derive an estimate of the annual value of lost productivity due to bullying by sector and overall, in 2017. Results Bullying was independently associated with an extra 1.00 (95% CI: 0.38–1.62) days absent from work over a 4-week period. This differed for public and private sector employees: 0.69 (95% CI: −0.12 to 1.50) versus 1.45 (95% CI: 0.50–2.40) days respectively. Applying official data, we estimated the associated annual value of lost productivity to be €51.8 million in the public sector, €187.6 million in the private sector and €239.3 million overall. Conclusions The economic value of lost productivity from workplace bullying in Ireland is significant. Although bullying is more prevalent in the public sector, it has a larger effect on absence in the private sector. Given this, along with the greater overall share of employees, productivity losses from bullying are considerably larger in the private sector in Ireland.en_IE
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dc.language.isoenen_IE
dc.publisherOxford University Press (OUP)en_IE
dc.relation.ispartofOccupational Medicineen
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/
dc.subjectEconomic costsen_IE
dc.subjectlost productivityen_IE
dc.subjectworkplace bullyingen_IE
dc.subjectirelanden_IE
dc.subjectprivate sectoren_IE
dc.subjectpublic sectoren_IE
dc.subjectworkplaceen_IE
dc.subjecteconomicsen_IE
dc.subjectbullyingen_IE
dc.subjectemployeeen_IE
dc.titleThe value of lost productivity from workplace bullying in Irelanden_IE
dc.typeArticleen_IE
dc.date.updated2020-05-25T13:54:01Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/occmed/kqaa067
dc.local.publishedsourcehttps://doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqaa067en_IE
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-reviewed
dc.description.embargo2021-05-18
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dc.local.contactMargaret Hodgins, Ctr For Health Promotion Studies, Aras Moyola, Nui Galway. 3349 Email: margaret.hodgins@nuigalway.ie
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