HomeTin-awvol. 2 no. 1 (2018)

Workplace Bullying and Job Satisfaction among Health Care Professionals

Dannalyn D Ibañez



For years, workplace bullying has become an international phenomenon. At the organizational level, it may eventually affect employees’ commitment, job satisfaction, performance, and turnover. This study aimed to determine the extent of workplace bullying experienced by healthcare professionals in the school setting. Furthermore, it also determined the relationship between job satisfaction and workplace bullying. Questionnaires were administered on the respondents to elicit their responses on the study variables. The study employed the descriptive-correlation research design. Weighted mean, Pearson Product-Moment Correlation were utilized to determine the relationship between variables. Purposive sampling technique was employed to the three healthcare education institutions with 100 healthcare professionals. Results showed that the level of workplace bullying experienced by the healthcare professionals was high. This implied that respondents experienced bullying two or three times a month. On the other hand, the level of the respondents’ job satisfaction indicated low level. This implied that the respondents were not satisfied with their respective jobs. The study found a significant correlation between workplace bullying and social interactions. Result implied that when bullying is practiced in the workplace, it has a direct relationship with the manner of social interactions. However, there was no significant relationship between salary and growth opportunities.