Psychological safety climate and workplace bullying in Vietnam’s public sector

Diep T. N. Nguyen, Stephen T. T. Teo, Steven L. Grover, Nguyen Phong Nguyen

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The bureaucratic and impersonal nature of public management can fertilize workplace bullying and risks for psychological health and safety. Psychological safety climate (PSC) is an important indicator to reduce psychological hazards. Yet, there have been few studies conducted to examine the existence of PSC in the public sector in non-Western economies. This study examined the implementation of PSC and its effects on 274 employees from six branches of a Vietnamese public sector organization. The results suggest that senior management in organizations should consider positive work conditions and an effective system of policies, procedures, and practices for the prevention of psychosocial hazards.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1415-1436
Number of pages22
JournalPublic Management Review
Issue number10
Early online date23 Jan 2017
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2017
Externally publishedYes


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