New Study Shows Abuse At Work Can Affect Life At Home
December 6th, 2011|
December 6, 2011
Those suffering abuse from a boss at work, mentally, physically, or sexually, know the toll it can take on a person’s mind, but a new study has found that may not be the only person it affects. According to HealthDay News, an article in the latest issue of Personnel Psychology says that stress and tension from an abusive relationship with a manager or boss at work can have a negative impact on the employee’s partner, that relationship, and relationships with the rest of their family.
There is hope for abused employees though. The Baylor University research uncovered that the stronger the family ties and at-home satisfaction, the less likely at-work abuse would affect home-life.
Abuse from a boss can range from tantrums and inconsiderate actions, like yelling or belittling an employee, to making unwanted sexual advances.
Study co-author and assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship, Merideth Ferguson, advised employees to utilize employee assistance programs and other resources to reduce the impact an abusive boss may have on your family. The American Psychological Association also offered several tips on managing your boss.