J Korean Acad Nurs Adm.  2019 Dec;25(5):448-457. 10.11111/jkana.2019.25.5.448.

Influence of Job Stress, Team Cohesion and Organizational Justice on Workplace Bullying in Clinical Nurses

  • 1Ulsan University Hospital OR, Korea.
  • 2Department of Nursing, Dongguk University, Korea. nursingeo@dongguk.ac.kr


The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships of job stress, team cohesion, organizational justice and workplace bullying among Korean general hospitals nurses.
During December 2016 and January, 2017, a survey of 198 nurses was done using structured self-administered questionnaires. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, one way ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficients and multiple linear regression analysis.
The prevalence of bullying was 12.1%. The results of the multiple linear regression analysis revealed that task cohesion (β=−.20, p=.040) as a sub-factor of team cohesion and job stress (β=.19, p=.047) were predictive of workplace bullying (Adj. R²=.11, p < .001).
These results suggest that team cohesion and job stress are associated with workplace bullying by nurses. Building a well-organized management plan which reduces job stress and promotes team cohesion is recommended for the registered nurses.


Bullying; Job stress; Nurses; Organizations; Team cohesion

MeSH Terms

Hospitals, General
Linear Models
Social Justice*


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