Female undergrads OK with some bullying behaviours

Isolation, teasing considered morally acceptable, finds study
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/16/2015

Despite the considerable publicity around bullying — particularly at schools — the message may not be getting through when it comes to people entering the workforce, judging by a study.


Young women preparing for the business world tend to see teasing, isolation and other relationship-oriented actions as being more acceptable behaviours in the workplace compared to their male counterparts, found Workplace Bullying: The Perceptions of Canadian University Students from Brock University in Saint Catharines, Ont.