Title

Workplace bullying, workplace relationships and job outcomes for police officers in Australia

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Farr-Wharton, Shacklock, K, Brunetto, Y, Teo, STT & Farr-Wharton, R 2017, 'Workplace bullying, workplace relationships and job outcomes for police officers in Australia', Public Money & Management, vol. 37, no. 5, pp. 325-332.

Published version available from:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2017.1328180

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

One alleged consequence of new public management (NPM) methods and practices, bullying, is seriously under-researched. The authors examined the impact of workplace relationships on police officer bullyingand job outcomes. The quality of supervisor relationships seemed to buffer officers’ perceptions of bullyingand, hence, their job outcomes. The consequences of the present post-NPM management practices are problematic, with negative implications for police officers in forming effective workplace relationships, which then negatively impact job outcomes, thereby affecting the quality of services delivered to the public.