Journal article

Workplace Bullying and Suicidal Ideation: Findings from an Australian Longitudinal Cohort Study of Mid-Aged Workers.

Liana S Leach, Lay San Too, Philip J Batterham, Kim M Kiely, Helen Christensen, Peter Butterworth

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | MDPI AG | Published : 2020


Workplace bullying adversely affects mental health, yet little is known about the outcomes for suicidal ideation. The current study used Australian population-based data to investigate the association between workplace bullying and suicidal ideation. The sample included 1488 employed participants aged 52-58 from wave 4 of the Personality and Total Health (PATH) Through Life Study. Workplace bullying was measured in two ways: (a) a single item asked about experiences of bullying 'currently', 'previously in the current workplace' and 'in a past workplace', and (b) 15 items asked about bullying behaviours experienced in the past 6 months. Suicidal ideation was measured using items from the Psyc..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council

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Awarded by ARC Future Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

The PATH Through Life Study is funded by National Health and Medical Research Council Grants 973302, 179805 and 418039 and from the Australian Government Agency-SafeWork Australia. Phillip Batterham is supported by NHMRC fellowship 1158707. Kim Kiely is supported by the NHMRC fellowship 1088313. Helen Christensen is supported by NHMRC Fellowship 1056964. Peter Butterworth is funded by ARC Future Fellowship FT13101444 and a University of Melbourne Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Research Fellowship.