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Denise Salin

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Description of research and teaching

Denise Salin is Academy Research Fellow in social psychology at the Swedish School of Social Science. Her research areas are organizational behaviour and gender in management. She has published actively on the topic of workplace bullying: its causes, consequences and employee and organizational responses. Her research interests also include organizational justice, employee work attitudes and gender. Her current research projects are about employee responses to workplace mistreatment, factors affecting employee job satisfaction, commitment and turnover intentions and global differences in HR perceptions of and responses to mistreatment. She is also interested in how the social power of targets (e.g. in terms of gender and ethnicity) shapes perceptions of negative acts and responses to them.

Denise has received funding for full time research from the Academy of Finland from January 1st 2014 to August 31st, 2018 to undertake  the project  ”Perspectives on and reactions to workplace bullying: implications for human resource management Dr Salin is also affiliated with Hanken School of Economics (Associate Professor, currently on leave of absence) and Åbo Akademi University (docent/"adjunct professor" in workplace psychology) 

Denise Salin has actively acted as a reviewer for international journals and international funding agencies and been an external examiner for dissertations on workplace bullying in different countries. She has extensive teaching experience and has been responsible for courses on work and organizational psychology, leadership, organization theory, conflict management, research methods and strategy.  She has supervised students working on their Bachelor, Master's, MBA and doctoral theses.

For more information about her publications please see her Google Scholar profile at

Education information

PhD, 2003, Hanken School of Economics

Fields of Science

  • 512 Business and Management
  • organizational behaviour
  • leadership
  • 5144 Social psychology
  • bullying
  • gender
  • ethnicity

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2001 2019

Antecedents of ethical infrastructures against workplace bullying: The role of organizational size, perceived financial resources and level of high-quality HRM practices

Einarsen, K., Salin, D., Einarsen, S. V., Skogstad, A. & Mykletun, R. J., 2019, In : Personnel Review. 48, 3, p. 672-690 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Prevention of and interventions in workplace bullying: a global study of human resource professionals’ reflections on preferred action

Salin, D., Cowan, R. L., Adewumi, O., Apospori, E., Bochantin, J., D’Cruz, P., Djurkovic, N., Durniat, K., Escartín, J., Guo, J., Işik, I., Koeszegi, S. T., McCormack, D., Monserrat, S. I., Olivas-Luján, M. R. & Zedlacher, E., 26 Apr 2018, In : International Journal of Human Resource Management. p. 1-23 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

The effect of exposure to bullying on turnover intentions: the role of perceived psychological contract violation and benevolent behaviour

Salin, D. & Notelaers, G., 2017, In : Work and Stress. 31, 4, p. 355-374 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Risk factors of workplace bullying for men and women: the role of the psychosocial and physical work environment

Salin, D., 2015, In : Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 56, 1, p. 69-77 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Workplace bullying as a form of violence at the workplace: defining characteristics, causes and national differences

Salin, D. M., 2015, Un campo en tensión o tensión entre campos: Psicología de las organizaciones y del trabajo en Iberoamérica. Godoy, L. & Ansoleaga, E. (eds.). Santiago de Chile: RiL Editores, p. 15-26 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Activities 2014 2014

  • 1 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 1 Academic visit to other institution

University of Texas at San Antonio

Denise Salin (Visiting researcher)
13 Oct 201421 Oct 2014

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

International Conference on Workplace Bullying and Harassment

Denise Salin (Speaker: Presenter)
17 Jun 201420 Jun 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars