Harsh criticism, rumors, sabotage, and hostile body language in the workplace are all examples of victimization, or acts of aggression perpetrated by one or more members of the organization that harm an employee’s well-being. Increased attention to the types of aggression experienced by employees, why individuals are targeted, and the consequences of experiencing aggression comes at a time when nearly 30% of U.S. employees report current or past direct experience with abusive conduct at work and over 20% of U.S. employees report witnessing the mistreatment of others. Both victims and bystanders report a host of negative outcomes, ranging from emotional exhaustion and decreased commitment to increased turnover intentions and diminished job performance. In light of these consequences, there has also been recent interest in interventions ...

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