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74% IT professionals bullied at work: Survey

August 08, 2014 14:01 IST

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According to a new survey, 94 per cent IT professionals said that they had suffered psychological abuse as opposed to 57 percent who reported verbal abuse.

A new survey has revealed that 74 per cent Information technology (IT) professionals have admitted to being bullied at work.

The survey results were based on the responses given by 650 IT professionals, Enterprise Innovation reported.

While 80 per cent of the professionals said that they have seen others being bullied at workplace, only 8 per cent admitted to bullying others.

Forty-five per cent of the professionals also chose not to answer the question.

A large group of people comprising 94 per cent of the total said that they had suffered psychological abuse as opposed to 57 per cent who reported verbal abuse.

About eight percent reported physical abuse.

In a majority of cases (74 per cent), the IT professionals were bullied by their seniors.

Sixty-seven percent of the professionals were bullied by an individual as opposed to 33 per cent who were bullied by groups.


Image: More than 90 per cent professionals confirmed that they were abused psychologically.
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Source: ANI