Healthcare professionals’, especially nurses, are prone to workplace bullying than professionals in other service sectors and this has implication on their mental health. This study explores the level of workplace bullying, mental health of nurses in a Federal Medical Center in South West Nigeria. Cross-sectional descriptive approach was used for this study.
A balloting sampling technique was used to select 186 nurses in Federal Medical Centre, Owo. Two standardized instruments were used: General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) and 22-items Negative Acts Questionnaire (NAQ-R). The study employs the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), both descriptive and inferential statistics were carried out. The result of this study shows that majority of respondents are exposed to workplace bullying and experienced poor mental health. Further findings observe that majority of respondents experience person related bullying in the sub sections of their workplace. The study reports that religion is the only statistically significant factor relative to the workplace bullying. Findings also reveals that age of nurses and their wards are also statistically associated with the mental health status and lastly only work-related subsection of workplace bullying is strongly related to mental health (p=0.005). In conclusion, further studies should be conducted on the causes, perpetrators of workplace bullying among nurses and reasons for poor mental health status.
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