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Work environment issues: Emotional Abuse at Work

This session addresses different forms of emotional violences/violations at work and how these could be prevented. We define emotional abuse as a patterned and systematic maltreatment of the target, which can be work-task related (such as withholding information, ostracism, exclusion, belittlement of achievements), and/or personal (for example, gossiping, violent outbursts, ridiculing the target in front of others), which affects personal integrity and the sense of self as being a competent worker and a person.

Emotional abuse at work is gendered in multifaceted ways. The session will therefore focus on developing an intersectional approach to emotional abuse and non-physical aggression in working life contexts, while addressing the impact of emotional abuse on both organizational outcomes and personal well-being.

We argue that there is a need for developing new ethical practices to recognise and prevent complex and manifold violations at work, such as emotional abuse, non-verbal aggression and ostracism, which can be ‘subtle’ and often difficult to track. We emphasize the importance of recognizing and identifying the triggers and early warning signs of violence(s) in order to prevent workplace relationships from becoming abusive. Understanding and revealing of such mechanisms, patterns and behaviours is an important part for the creation of socially and economically sustainable working life.

We invite theoretical and empirical papers that address in particular emotional abuse, violence(s)/violations and exclusions in workplaces. The range of possible topics can include, but is not limited to, the following themes from the perspective of working life:
• gender and workplace abuses, violations and bullying
• emotional abuse, group dynamics and power relations
• workforce diversity, intersectionality, exclusion/inclusion
• ostracism
• organizational practices causing demands and expectations that may lead to emotional abuse at work
• feminist research on violations/violence(s)
• methodologies to study workplace violations
• organizational resilience and corporate social responsibility in preventing abuse
• ethical leadership
Keywords: emotional abuse; gendered violences; intersectionality; feminist business ethics; well-being



Contact information:

Marjut Jyrkinen
Associate Professor in Work-life Equality and Gender Studies
Research Director of WeAll Consortium (weallfinland.fi)
University of Helsinki
Email: marjut.jyrkinen@helsinki.fi
Telephone: +358 50 318 5561

Elina Penttinen
Docent, University Lecturer
Gender Studies
University of Helsinki
Email: elina.penttinen@helsinki.fi


StatusEj startat

Projekt

Incorporating Vulnerability: a non-fragmented approach to feminist research on violence

Penttinen, E., Hast, S., Honkasalo, J. & Schwanck, A.

01/01/201631/12/2018

Projekt: Helsingfors Universitetets treåriga forskningsprojekt

Forskningsresultat

Emotional Workplace Abuse: A New Research Approach

Penttinen, K. A. E., Jyrkinen, M. H. & Wide, E., 2019, Palgrave Pivot. 80 s.

Forskningsoutput: Bok/rapportBokVetenskapligPeer review

Aktiviteter

  • 1 Referentgranskning av manuskript
  • 1 Handledare eller bihandledare av doktorsavhandling
  • 1 !!Oral presentation

Emotional abuse at work:New research agenda and approach for creating sustainable organizations

Elina Penttinen (!!Speaker), Marjut Hannele Jyrkinen (!!Speaker)
13 jun 2018

Aktivitet: Typer för tal eller presentation!!Oral presentation

Supervisor of Katri Pöllänen's Doctoral thesis on startups and work well-being

Marjut Hannele Jyrkinen (Handledare), Elina Penttinen (Handledare)
2018 → …

Aktivitet: ExaminationstyperHandledare eller bihandledare av doktorsavhandling

9th Nordic Worklife conference (Evenemang)

Elina Penttinen (Referentgranskare), Marjut Hannele Jyrkinen (Referentgranskare)
nov 2017jun 2018

Aktivitet: Typer för peer review av output och redaktionsarbeteReferentgranskning av manuskript