Measurement of Workplace Violence Reporting
The recent study by Arnetz et al. (2015) concluded that hospital employees underreported incidents of workplace violence mainly because non-victims (witnesses) tended to report incidents far less often than victims. However, this conclusion is not well supported by the data in their study because of unclear definitions of violence, insufficient separation of the participants into the two groups of victims of violence and witnesses of violence, and plausible alternative explanations for the findings, as explained below.
Huang, Jiajia; and Glenn, L. Lee. 2016. Measurement of Workplace Violence Reporting. Workplace Health & Safety. Vol.64(2). 44-45. https://doi.org/10.1177/2165079915607500 ISSN: 2165-0799