Workplace Bullying Quiz

Based upon the Workplace Aggression Research Questionnaire
March 24, 2008

Instructions: This is a screening measure to help you determine whether you might have been involved in workplace aggression or bullying. Answer the following questions based upon the co-worker's or boss's behavior during the past 6 months.

1. Been glared at in a hostile manner?
No
Sometimes
Regularly

2. Been excluded from work-related social gatherings?
No
Sometimes
Regularly

3. Had others storm out of the work area when you entered?
No
Sometimes
Regularly

4. Had others consistently arrive late for meetings that you called?
No
Sometimes
Regularly

5. Been given the "silent treatment"?
No
Sometimes
Regularly

6. Not been given the praise for which you felt entitled?
No
Sometimes
Regularly

7. Been treated in a rude or disrespectful manner?
No
Sometimes
Regularly

8. Had others refuse your requests for assistance?
No
Sometimes
Regularly

9. Had others fail to deny false rumors about you?
No
Sometimes
Regularly

10. Been given little or no feedback about your performance?
No
Sometimes
Regularly

11. Had others delay action on matters that were important to you?
No
Sometimes
Regularly

12. Been yelled at or shouted at in a hostile manner?
No
Sometimes
Regularly

13. Been subjected to negative comments about your intelligence or competence?
No
Sometimes
Regularly

14. Had others consistently fail to return your telephone calls or respond to your memos or e-mail?
No
Sometimes
Regularly

15. Had your contributions ignored by others?
No
Yes
Not applicable

16. Had someone interfere with your work activities?
No
Sometimes
Regularly

17. Been subjected to mean pranks?
No
Sometimes
Regularly

18. Been lied to?
No
Sometimes
Regularly

19. Had others fail to give you information that you really needed?
No
Sometimes
Regularly

20. Been denied a raise or promotion without being given a valid reason?
No
Sometimes
Regularly

21. Been subjected to derogatory name calling?
No
Sometimes
Regularly

22. Been the target of rumors or gossip?
No
Sometimes
Regularly

23. Shown little empathy or sympathy when you were having a tough time?
No
Sometimes
Regularly

24. Had co-workers fail to defend your plans or ideas to others?
No
Sometimes
Regularly

25. Been given unreasonable workloads or deadlines -- more than others?
No
Sometimes
Regularly

26. Had others destroy or needlessly take resources that you needed to do your job?
No
Sometimes
Regularly

27. Been accused of deliberately making an error?
No
Sometimes
Regularly

28. Been subjected to temper tantrums when disagreeing with someone?
No
Sometimes
Regularly

29. Been prevented from expressing yourself (for example, interrupted when speaking)?
No
Sometimes
Regularly

30. Had attempts made to turn other employees against you?
No
Sometimes
Regularly

31. Had someone flaunt his or her status or treat you in a condescending manner?
No
Sometimes
Regularly

32. Had someone else take credit for your work or ideas?
No
Sometimes
Regularly

33. Been reprimanded or "put down" in front of others?
No
Sometimes
Regularly

 

Based upon the work of Neuman, J. H., & Keashly, L. (2004). Development of the Workplace Aggression Research Questionnaire (WAR-Q): Preliminary data from the Workplace Stress and Aggression Project. Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.
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Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 20 Aug 2013
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