Workplace Bullying and Turnover Intention. The Role of Protective versus Vulnerable Personality Factors

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Andreea Butucescu
Miruna Mutu
Dragos Iliescu

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This study investigates the vulnerability/protection effects of the Big Five personality traits (extraversion, openness, agreeability, conscientiousness, neuroticism) on the relationship between bullying and turnover intention. Specifically, based on the assumption of Vulnerability-Stress Model we propose that bullying will predict turnover intention and that this relationship will increase or decrease in accordance with one’s level of certain personality traits. We collected a Convenience sample of 460 employees. Results of the moderation analysis suggests that bullied employees, as an attempt to coping are more inclined to turnover intentions, as preceded suggested by literature. Furthermore, out of all 5 factors, solely extraversion and agreeableness acts like a protective factor.

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Butucescu, A., Mutu, M., & Iliescu, D. (2020). Workplace Bullying and Turnover Intention. The Role of Protective versus Vulnerable Personality Factors. Psihologia Resurselor Umane, 18(2). https://doi.org/10.24837/pru.v18i2.476
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