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Can economic conditions influence an employee’s attitude to their right of respect and dignity?

Kavanagh, Gus (2011) Can economic conditions influence an employee’s attitude to their right of respect and dignity? Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to examine if employees will report inappropriate behaviour that challenges their right to respect and dignity in the workplace and if economic conditions influence‟s their decision.
The research design will gather qualitative and quantitative data by means of a survey and interviews from respondents who agreed to the research. The research has been conducted in a single organisation.
The limitation on the research was the organisations contacted were not willing to grant access, only a group of employees in the destined organisation agreed to participate covertly.
The research has an original value due to no secondary data being available. According to the Anti- Bullying Centre during the last major recession phenomenons associated with respect and dignity in the workplace did not have the magnitude compared to today.
Prior to the research it has been assumed that employees may lodge complaints in matters of their respect and dignity when economic conditions are buoyant, however in turbulent conditions it is considered that they will not report behaviour that is unfavourable to their right of respect and dignity.
The research has determined that during economic expansion employees would not lodge a complaint about a manager but the majority would against a colleague. In a recession the majority noted that they would not lodge a complaint against a manager nor a colleague.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions > Economic Recession
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Employment Rights
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Industrial Psychology > The Psychological Contract
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Health and Safety at Work. > Workplace Bullying
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: SINEAD CORCORAN
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2011 14:58
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2012 11:09
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/596

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