An Empirical Study on the Effects of Organizational Politics and Conflicts on Workplace Bullying among Nurses

간호조직 내 정치와 갈등이 태움에 미치는 영향에 관한 실증연구

  • Hong, Ah Ram (Department of Public Administration, The Catholic University of Korea) ;
  • Lee, Sun Young (Government Innovation & Productivity Institute, The Catholic University of Korea) ;
  • Cheong, Jong One (Department of Public Administration, The Catholic University of Korea)
  • Received : 2019.06.07
  • Accepted : 2019.08.20
  • Published : 2019.08.28


The purpose of this research is to identify the level of perception of conflict with politics within nursing organizations in large general hospitals, and to empirically analyze how politics and conflicts in the organization affect workplace bullying(taeoom) within nursing organizations. The research method conducted multiple regression analysis on 273 nurses working at A University Hospital in Seoul. The analysis shows that political and relationship conflicts within the organization are amplifying the workplace bullying within the nursing system. It was confirmed that taeoom was also increasing as conflicts between factions or subgroups within the nursing system, alienation, and emotional conflicts among members grew. We hope that the future research regarding taeoom will seek serious theoretical insights and practical implications for its management.


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