Impact of Workplace Bullying on Job Insecurity and Job Satisfaction in Healthcare Organizations: Evidence from Saudi Arabia
- Maryam Rashed Aldawsari Management Department, School of Business, King Faisal University, Al-Ahsa 31982, Saudi Arabia
- Hashed Mabkhot Management Department, School of Business, King Faisal University, Al-Ahsa 31982, Saudi Arabia Faculty of Business and Commerce, Amran University, Amran 9677, Yemen
Workplace Bullying, Job Satisfaction, Job Insecurity, Social Support, Healthcare Organizations..
and its effects on job satisfaction and job insecurity, as well as the relationship between social support and its impact on both job satisfaction and job insecurity. The study utilised a statistical and quantitative methodology to acquire data, employing a survey instrument for data collection and employing Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modelling (PLS-SEM) for data analysis. The study comprised a total of 111 healthcare personnel working in the Eastern Region of Saudi Arabia. The findings of the study indicate a notable and favourable correlation between social support and job satisfaction, underscoring the significance of fostering supportive work environments to augment job satisfaction. In contrast, previous research has established a correlation between workplace bullying (WB) and diminished levels of job satisfaction, thereby emphasising the adverse effects of WB on job satisfaction. Additionally, the research revealed a positive correlation between social support and job insecurity, although this relationship did not reach statistical significance. Moreover, this finding provides evidence for a positive correlation between work-life balance (WB) and job insecurity, highlighting the detrimental impact of WB on the stability of employment. This study offers significant insights for organisations and decision-makers in their efforts to mitigate workplace bullying and foster a conducive work environment.