Family support, school-age and workplace bullying for LGB people

Sidiropoulou, Katerina and Drydakis, Nick and Harvey, Benjamin and Paraskevopoulou, Anna (2020) Family support, school-age and workplace bullying for LGB people. International Journal of Manpower, 41 (6). pp. 717-730. ISSN 1758-6577

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine associations between: family support during the school-age period, and school-age bullying (short-term associations); and family support during the school-age period and workplace bullying (long-term associations) for lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) adults in Britain. Design/methodology/approach: The authors employ retrospective questions regarding family support for LGB children and school-age bullying and questions regarding workplace bullying in the respondents’ present jobs. A 2016 data set was utilized which was created by attending events during the UK LGBT History Month. Findings: The empirical investigation demonstrates that supportive family environments toward LGB children reduce both school-age and workplace bullying. Practical implications: Given the increasing number of people self-identifying as LGB, the significant percentages of school and workplace bullying incidents and the corresponding negative effects on people’s lives, it is important to examine the benefits of family support with regards to reducing school and workplace victimization. This study also reports that family support could have an enduring influence on the experiences of LGB children and adults. Originality/value: No known research has considered the possible developmental benefits of family support on reducing future workplace bullying for LGB children. In addition, this might be the first study which simultaneously examines family support toward LGB children, school-age and workplace bullying.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Family support, School-age bullying, Workplace bullying, Sexual orientation, Discrimination, Disadvantaged groups, Attitudes, Work psychology, Working practices
Faculty: Faculty of Business & Law
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2019 14:59
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 18:54

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