Title

A Literature Review of Bullying: Servings of Superiority

Document Type

Synthesis Paper

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Communication

Major

Professional Communication

First Advisor

Steven A. Carr

Date of Award

2014

Abstract

The following literature provides a detailed analysis of communication and its ability to perpetuate bullying in organizational settings. Moreover, the paper, also, provided a clear definition from previous literature to explain exactly what constitutes and interaction as bullying, so these behaviors can be recognize within organizations. Using literature, bullying was defined in several contexts, including, but not limited to, schools, business, and other organizations. Furthermore, previous literature allowed a detailed and exhaustive description of why a person bullies, as well as, an explanation of who bullies are and the characteristics that are comprised within the bully. Though, bullying was defined in several settings, there is a lacking of literature surrounding unique industries such as restaurants. The paper is not a solution to bullying, however, it does suggest that more research needs to be done to fully explain why bullying is taking place in many institutions and to determine if the problem comes from the organizational structure of the business.

Keywords

Bullying, workplace bullying, educational bullying, organizational communication

Disciplines

Communication

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