Gender and the dysfunctional workplace

Contributor(s): Fox, Suzy [Editor] | Lituchy, Terri R [Editor]
Publisher: Cheltenham Edward Elgar 2012Description: xiv, 191 p.ISBN: 9780857932594Subject(s): Sex discrimination against women | Work environment | GleichberechtigungDDC classification: 331.4133 Summary: Dysfunction in the workplace, like a bully culture, affects women and men differently. This book represents a broad spectrum of disciplines including law, management, communications, human resource management and industrial/organizational psychology and offers integrative, cross-disciplinary inquiries into the many roles gender plays in organizational dysfunction. The authors provoke new questions and new streams of research, with the ultimate goal of contributing to healthier workplaces for men and women alike. This book looks at counterproductive work behavior including aggression, bullying, incivility, sexual harassment, sexual orientation harassment and absenteeism, and the effects of job stress on mental health and well-being from the perspective of gender – the gender of actors, targets and observers of abusive interpersonal behaviors; gender–race interactions; gender-related characteristics of workplace conflict, communication and stress; socio-economic factors such as occupational expectations and roles outside the workplace; and ambiguities in the law. Gender and the Dysfunctional Workplace brings together a broad, multi-disciplinary collection of authors who weigh in on topics from whether workplace bullying is status- or gender-blind to the ramifications of absenteeism on women and their careers. These scholars contribute very different approaches and conceptualizations of counterproductive work behavior, the result of which is a dynamic and pioneering appraisal of the field and innovative musings on its future. Instructors, students and researchers in the areas of counterproductive work behavior, women’s studies, occupational health and stress, and conflict resolution will find this an enlightening and thought-provoking treatise on a topic that, with the help of research like that found here, will hopefully soon see less prevalence in the workplace and beyond. (http://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gender-and-the-dysfunctional-workplace)
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Table of Contents:

1. Gender and Sex Differences in the Forms of Workplace Aggression
Joel H. Neuman

2. Gender Differences in Aggression and Counterproductive Work Behavior
Paul E. Spector

3. The Role of Gender and Attributional Style in Counterproductive Aggressive Work Behaviors
Jeremy Mackey and Mark J. Martinko

4. Priming, Painting, Peeling, and Polishing: Constructing and Deconstructing the Woman-Bullying-Woman Identity at Work
Pamela Lutgen-Sandvik, Elizabeth A. Dickinson and Karen A. Foss

5. Workplace Bullying and Gender: It’s Complicated
Loraleigh Keashly

6. The So-called “Equal Opportunity Bully’s” Effect on Women in the Workplace
Kerri Lynn Stone

7. Selective Incivility: Gender, Race, and the Discriminatory Workplace
Dana Kabat-Farr and Lilia M. Cortina

8. Observing Sexual Harassment at Work: A Gendered Extension of a Gendered Construct
Tara C. Reich and M. Sandy Hershcovis

9. Sexual Orientation Harassment: An Integrative Review with Directions for Future Research
Shaun Pichler

10. Sex or Gender? The Enigma of Women’s Elevated Absenteeism
Eric Patton and Gary Johns

11. Occupational Mental Health: A Study of Nurses in Argentina
Terri R. Lituchy, Louise Tourigny, Vishwanath V. Baba, Silvia Inés Monserrat and Xiaoyun Wang

12. Job Attitudes in an Anglophone Caribbean Country: The Case of Barbados
Betty Jane Punnett, Priscilla A. Glidden, Carol Mulder and Dion Greenidge

Dysfunction in the workplace, like a bully culture, affects women and men differently. This book represents a broad spectrum of disciplines including law, management, communications, human resource management and industrial/organizational psychology and offers integrative, cross-disciplinary inquiries into the many roles gender plays in organizational dysfunction. The authors provoke new questions and new streams of research, with the ultimate goal of contributing to healthier workplaces for men and women alike.

This book looks at counterproductive work behavior including aggression, bullying, incivility, sexual harassment, sexual orientation harassment and absenteeism, and the effects of job stress on mental health and well-being from the perspective of gender – the gender of actors, targets and observers of abusive interpersonal behaviors; gender–race interactions; gender-related characteristics of workplace conflict, communication and stress; socio-economic factors such as occupational expectations and roles outside the workplace; and ambiguities in the law. Gender and the Dysfunctional Workplace brings together a broad, multi-disciplinary collection of authors who weigh in on topics from whether workplace bullying is status- or gender-blind to the ramifications of absenteeism on women and their careers. These scholars contribute very different approaches and conceptualizations of counterproductive work behavior, the result of which is a dynamic and pioneering appraisal of the field and innovative musings on its future.

Instructors, students and researchers in the areas of counterproductive work behavior, women’s studies, occupational health and stress, and conflict resolution will find this an enlightening and thought-provoking treatise on a topic that, with the help of research like that found here, will hopefully soon see less prevalence in the workplace and beyond.

(http://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gender-and-the-dysfunctional-workplace)

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