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Feelings of Injustice and Suicide Ideation among Working People: The Mediating Role of Stress and Social Support


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1 Psychologist, Maharashtra, India
2 Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Psychology, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
     

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The present research study was carried out to understand the relationship between feelings of injustice and Suicide Ideation with the moderating effects of Stress and Social Support. Feelings of injustice are consist of workplace bullying, harassment and discrimination. Correlational research design was employed for the study. A total 79 participant's data was collected using purposive sampling technique. Participants from the ages of 18-55 and currently working in Mumbai City were included in the study. In this study, The Chronic Work Discrimination and Harassment Scale (CWDH) (2011); Negative Acts Questionnaire (NAQ) (2009); Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) (1983); Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS) (1988); and Suicidal Ideation Attributes Scale (SIDAS) (2014) psychological tools were administered to collect data. R statistical software used to analyse appropriate descriptive and inferential statistics. Results showed that Social Support moderated the significant relationship between Suicide Ideation and amounts of Bullying in the workplace. In that it reduced the prevalence of Suicide Ideation. It was also found that Stress moderated the significant relationship between Suicide Ideation and Bullying in the workplace. In that it increased the prevalence of Suicide Ideation. The results supporting the relationship between the rest of the variables were inconclusive. Possible reasons for these results are explained. Limitations and implications of research study and future research in the area is also advised.

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feelings of injustice, workplace bullying, harassment, discrimination, suicide ideation
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Jemima Travasso
Psychologist, Maharashtra, India
Raosaheb Raut
Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Psychology, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Abstract


The present research study was carried out to understand the relationship between feelings of injustice and Suicide Ideation with the moderating effects of Stress and Social Support. Feelings of injustice are consist of workplace bullying, harassment and discrimination. Correlational research design was employed for the study. A total 79 participant's data was collected using purposive sampling technique. Participants from the ages of 18-55 and currently working in Mumbai City were included in the study. In this study, The Chronic Work Discrimination and Harassment Scale (CWDH) (2011); Negative Acts Questionnaire (NAQ) (2009); Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) (1983); Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS) (1988); and Suicidal Ideation Attributes Scale (SIDAS) (2014) psychological tools were administered to collect data. R statistical software used to analyse appropriate descriptive and inferential statistics. Results showed that Social Support moderated the significant relationship between Suicide Ideation and amounts of Bullying in the workplace. In that it reduced the prevalence of Suicide Ideation. It was also found that Stress moderated the significant relationship between Suicide Ideation and Bullying in the workplace. In that it increased the prevalence of Suicide Ideation. The results supporting the relationship between the rest of the variables were inconclusive. Possible reasons for these results are explained. Limitations and implications of research study and future research in the area is also advised.

Keywords


feelings of injustice, workplace bullying, harassment, discrimination, suicide ideation

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