Effect of Workplace Bullying and Harassment on Performance of Academic Staff in Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State

Authors

  • OLANIPEKUN Lateef Okikiola Department of Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos-Nigeria.
  • IKECHUKWU Ngozi Ruth Department of Human Resource Management, Institute Superieur Bilingue Libre du Togo, Kpogan, Agbetiko, Lome-Togo.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6860291

Keywords:

Academic Staff Performance, Workplace Bullying and Harassment, Job Design, Leadership Style, Supervisor’s Support

Abstract

This study examined the effect of workplace bullying and harassment on performance of academic staff in Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) with the objective of examining the effect of workplace environment on performance of Academic Staff in OOU; examining the effect of leadership style on workplace bullying and harassment of Academic Staff in OOU; exploring the effect of job design on workplace bullying and harassment on performance of Academic Staff  in OOU; and investigating the effect of supervisor support on workplace bullying and harassment on performance of Academic Staff in OOU. Theory of Work Adjustment and Two-Factor Theory underpinned the study. The study adopted a descriptive survey research design and a population of six hundred and twenty eight (628) academic staff of OOU, Ogun State where 150 respondents were used as sample size; data were obtained through primary data and analysed using both descriptive and inferential statistics with the aid of Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) and the data were presented with the frequency distribution table. Findings from the study revealed that all components tested such as workplace environment (0.847 > 0.5), leadership style (0. 967 > 0.5), job design (0.943 > 0.5) and supervisor support (0.844 > 0.5) all affect and have positive significant relationship with workplace bullying and harassment on performance of Academic Staff in OOU but at varying degrees. The study concluded that workplace bullying is a harmful problem leading high level of turnover and huge decline in performance rate; thus, creating shortage of man power in the Nigerian educational sector in Nigeria. Therefore, reviewing the Human Resources structure, checkmating leadership, workplace environment, job design and supervisor’s support and conducting regular training, workshops and seminars to train academic staff in OOU on the effect of workplace bullying to the development of Institution swill go a long way in ameliorating this menace.

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Published

2022-07-06

How to Cite

OLANIPEKUN Lateef Okikiola, & IKECHUKWU Ngozi Ruth. (2022). Effect of Workplace Bullying and Harassment on Performance of Academic Staff in Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State. LC International Journal of STEM (ISSN: 2708-7123), 3(2), 186-212. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6860291