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South Korean Culture and History: The Implications for Workplace Bullying

NCJ Number
Aggression and Violent Behavior Volume: 17 Issue: 5 Dated: September/October 2012 Pages: 419-422
Yoojeong Nadine Seo; Phil Leather; Iain Coyne
Date Published
October 2012
4 pages
This paper examines the history and culture of South Korea and how these factors may contribute to current attitudes towards workplace bullying.
This paper began by suggesting that culture might influence how people construe workplace bullying. Referring back to the studies of cultural differences in cognition, it was suggested that people of the Far East might construe workplace bullying differently from the people of Western countries. Taking South Korean culture as an example, this paper explained how historical background and culture shaped Korean's psyche in relation to workplace bullying. Currently available evidence was discussed including the way Koreans construed workplace bullying and how close social bonding might act as a buffer against a conflict escalating into bullying. (Published Abstract)


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