TH-P01-048 - Assessing workplace bullying: Reliability and validity of the Malaysian version of the Negative Acts Questionnaire Revised (NAQ-R)

Track:
Bullying and harassment
What:
Poster Presentation
When:
3 hours 30 minutes
Where:
O'Brien Foyer
Discussion:
0
 
Conflict in organizations
Bullying and harassment
TH-P01-048
Assessing workplace bullying: Reliability and validity of the Malaysian version of the Negative Acts Questionnaire Revised (NAQ-R)
S. Dawood 1,*
1Psychology, Penn State Behrend, USA, Erie, United States
 
Content: Purpose
The Negative Acts Questionnaire-Revised (NAQ-R) is one of the most utilized instruments for exploring workplace bullying. Despite its widespread use, there are a few published NAQ-R validation studies. The current study presents the reliability and validation analysis of the Malaysian version of the Negative Acts Questionnaire Revised, NAQ-R (Einarsen & Hoel, 2006). It also investigates the prevalence, antecedents and effects of workplace bullying in the Malaysian workforce. 
 
Methodology
First, focus groups were conducted to evaluate the available NAQ-R for its suitability within the Malaysian cultural context and to translate the English version to Malay language.  Second, translated questionnaires were administered to 300 Malaysian employees.  In addition to the NAQ-R, the Job Content Questionnaire (Karasek, 1998) was used to determine the potential antecedents of bullying, while the Depression, Anxiety, Stress Scale (Lovibond & Lovibond, 1995) was used to measure the psychological effects of workplace bullying. 
 
Results
Data is currently being analyzed to determine the factor validity, internal consistency and criterion validity of the Malay version of the NAQ-R.
 
Limitations
Study is based on self-report data from a cross-sectional study, which might introduce common method variance. 
 
Practical Implications
Apart from assessing the validity of the Malaysian version of NAQ-R, the researcher hopes that the findings would equip organizations in Malaysia with a deeper understanding of workplace bullying.
 
Originality
This is a pioneering study analyzing the reliability and validity of the Malaysian version of the Negative Acts Questionnaire Revised (NAQ-R).
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

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