Factors that affects Emotional Abuse at the Workplace in Malaysia

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AshEse Journal of Business Management

Vol. 3(1), pp. 096-102, June, 2017                                                                                   

ISSN 2059-7835                                                                                                                      

© 2017 AshEse Visionary Limited  


Ambikai S. Thuraisingam1* and Muhd Iqbal Makmur2

1,2Taylor'sUniversity, Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

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Received April 2017; Accepted June, 2017.



This is a conceptual paper to study the factors that affects the emotional abuse at the workplace in Malaysia. This study reviews literature on the history of social development on the abuse of employees at the workplace. It aims to analyze the causes of emotional abuse at the workplace and the reasons why such incidents are rarely reported by the victims. In this paper, we review the existing literature surrounding the phenomenon of abuse at the workplace, paying particular attention to factors and causes of such conduct. We will also provide an overview of the perplexing nature of emotional abuse and the various concerns that have surrounded the topic leading to its recognition. In Malaysia, there is no specific law which governs the provisions for conduct of abuse in the workplace. This study aims to explore the causes and reasons for emotional abuse and also analyze whether the victims have received adequate protection and rights due to such conduct. Finally, lack of empirical evidence and focus on assessment and treatment for abusers is recognized in this paper, and several suggestions are made for future research and treatment avenues relating to the abusers.

Key words: Emotional abuse, Victim’s rights

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