Economics at your fingertips  

The Determinants of Racial Harassment at the Workplace: Evidence from the British Nursing Profession

Michael Shields and Stephen Wheatley Price

British Journal of Industrial Relations, 2002, vol. 40, issue 1, 1-21

Abstract: This paper examines which individual and work‐related characteristics increase the probability of an employee being racially harassed at the workplace using a unique sample of NHS nurses. The reported incidence of racial harassment at the workplace is staggeringly high — 8.9 per cent of all nurses report such episodes involving work colleagues and 22.4 per cent have experienced such abuse from patients (or their families). Nurses who are young, male or from the ethnic minorities are the most likely to be affected. The findings have important implications for equal opportunities policies and the retention of nursing staff in the NHS.

Date: 2002
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (14) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.blackwell ... bs.asp?ref=0007-1080

Access Statistics for this article

British Journal of Industrial Relations is currently edited by Edmund Heery

More articles in British Journal of Industrial Relations from London School of Economics Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Wiley Content Delivery ().

Page updated 2023-06-01
Handle: RePEc:bla:brjirl:v:40:y:2002:i:1:p:1-21