Witnessing Workplace Aggression
Research findings indicate that employees who endure aggression at work often experience detrimental outcomes, but are the effects even more widespread than current evidence suggests? Dr. Kathryne Dupré and her colleagues explored this question and found that those who are not direct targets of aggression, but who see or hear about it happening to others, also experience reduced health and job outcomes as a result of their exposure to aggression at work. Results from this study indicate that the effects of aggression are pervasive, and thus provide impetus to further develop policies and practices aimed at reducing aggression at work, and at providing resources to all of those who have been exposed.
You can read more about this research here: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0886260513518841