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Bullying is a phenomenon that can happen at school, at work and, not surprisingly, in prison, where the propensity for violent behavior is even greater. Dutch scientists conducted a study on the process of managing bullying in a minimum-security prison. During her lecture, Associate Professor Eva Gemzøe Mikkelsen from the University of Southern Denmark will present results of this study.

The lecture, organized by SWPS University's Interdisciplinary Doctoral School is a part of the series The Challenges of the Humanities of the 21st Century.

The lecture will be delivered in English. Free admission.

April 5
17.00
Wrocław

Case Study: Management of bullying in a minimum-security prison

Purpose
The purpose of the presentation is to describe tertiary stage interventions with regards to bullying among colleagues in a minimum-security prison with a special focus on the factors obstructing the implementation and effect of interventions.

Methodology
Data were obtained by means of notes from pre-intervention individual interviews, as well as observations during the intervention process. Interventions included planning meetings, coaching of managers, all-day workshops, coaching with the alleged bullies as well an intervention targeting bystanders.

Results
Interviews and observations showed various antecedent factors that also played a role in the process of managing the bullying, the most important being related to the management of conflicts; i.e. the section manager’s laissez-faire management style, a generally poor culture for constructive conflict management, and low management competence in relation to managing conflicts and bullying among employees.

Implications for research and practice
The study yields important knowledge on the process of managing workplace bullying and the factors that may obstruct the intervention process. As such, the study may inspire both future research and practice.

258 Billede Eva Gemzøe Mikkelsen

Speaker

Eva Gemzøe Mikkelsen, Associate Professor in work and organizational psychology at the University of Southern Denmark. She previously held a similar position at Aalborg University. Prior to that Eva worked for many years as an occupational psychologist in a Danish consultancy firm specializing in the prevention and management of conflicts and bullying at work. In 2001 Eva completed her PhD thesis “Workplace Bullying: Its Prevalence, Aetiology and Health Correlates” since which time she has continued her research into bullying. While Eva’s early scientific interest was in the causes and health consequences of bullying, her primary research focus is now on bystanders to workplace bullying and intervention research. This research includes evaluating the effects on psychosocial rehabilitation of targets of bullying and developing and evaluating preventative organizational interventions. As a part of an ongoing research project, Eva has developed the bystander intervention “Intervene” and is currently evaluating its effect.

We have a rare opportunity to hear two speakers, Professor Brita Bjørkelo from Norway and Professor Eva Gemzøe Mikkelsen from Denmark, in one day in our international lecture series. Both speakers research the phenomenon of bullying. We have a chance to learn about different studies related to this topic.

Professor Izabela Grabowska, Director of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral School

The Challenges of the Humanities of the 21st Century

“The Challenges of Humanities of the 21st Century” is a series of lectures by distinguished specialists, who represent various disciplines from the field of humanities. The events are aimed at students of SWPS University's Interdisciplinary Doctoral School, however all interested parties are welcome. The format includes post-lecture informal discussions on topics presented by the invited experts. The friendly atmosphere of the events is conducive to networking, which lends itself to opportunities of future internships at universities or research centers around the world.

Doctoral Studies at SWPS University

Doctoral Studies at SWPS University are directed to people interested in an academic career and also to those, who would like to continue their education and personal development in support of their career advancement. The interdisciplinary character of our programs allows students to participate in projects from various disciplines. Our doctoral students collaborate with scholars from the best research centers in Poland and around the world. The master-apprentice approach guarantees that each student receives individual attention and professional support.

Date and Location

April 5, 2019 at 17.00
Ostrowskiego 30b, 53-238 Wrocław, Poland, room 127

Contact

SWPS University's Interdisciplinary Doctoral Studies School
apiotrowska1@swps.edu.pl

 
 
 

 

 

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