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Morten Birkeland
Nielsen
Professor
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Christiesgt. 12
5020 BERGEN
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Postboks 7807
5020 BERGEN
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+47 55 58 23 35
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  • Risks and safety in the offshore industry
  • Workplace bullying and destructive leadership in organisations
  • Organisational whistleblowing
  • Research methodology and design
Books
  • Nielsen, Morten Birkeland. 2006. Innføring i SPSS. Øvingsoppgaver for bruk av programvare og grunnleggende statistiske analyser. 30 pages. ISBN: 82-91713-37-5.
Journal articles
  • Bergheim, Kjersti; Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Mearns, Kathryn; Eid, Jarle. 2015. The relationship between psychological capital, job satisfaction, and safety perceptions in the maritime industry. Safety Science. 74: 27-36. doi: 10.1016/j.ssci.2014.11.024
  • Birkeland, Marianne Skogbrott; Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Knardahl, Stein; Heir, Trond. 2015. Associations between work environment and psychological distress after a workplace terror attack. The Importance of role expectations, predictability and leader support. PLoS ONE. 10. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0119492
  • Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Knardahl, Stein. 2015. Is workplace bullying related to the personality traits of victims? A twoyear prospective study. Work & Stress. doi: 10.1080/02678373.2015.1032383
  • Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Tangen, Tone; Idsoe, Thormod; Matthiesen, Stig Berge; Magerøy, Nils. 2015. Post-traumatic stress disorder as a consequence of bullying at work and at school. A literature review and meta-analysis. Aggression and Violent Behavior. 21: 17-24. doi: 10.1016/j.avb.2015.01.001
  • Nissen, Alexander Frantz William; Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Solberg, Øivind; Hansen, Marianne; Heir, Trond. 2015. Perception of Threat and Safety at Work among Employees in the Norwegian Ministries after the 2011 Oslo bombing. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping. doi: 10.1080/10615806.2015.1009831
  • Einarsen, Ståle; Nielsen, Morten Birkeland. 2014. Workplace bullying as an antecedent of mental health problems: a five-year prospective and representative study. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health. 88: 131-142. doi: 10.1007/s00420-014-0944-7
  • Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Finne, Live Bakke; Christensen, Jan Olav; Knardahl, Stein. 2014. Job demands and alcohol use: testing a moderated mediation model. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health. 41: 43-53. doi: 10.5271/sjweh.3455
  • Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Knardahl, Stein. 2014. Coping strategies: A prospective study of patterns, stability, and relationships with psychological distress. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 55: 142-150. doi: 10.1111/sjop.12103
  • Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Magerøy, Nils; Gjerstad, Johannes; Einarsen, Ståle. 2014. Mobbing i arbeidslivet og senere helseplager. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 134: 1233-1238. doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.13.0880
  • Skogstad, Anders; Aasland, Merethe Schanke; Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Hetland, Jørn; Matthiesen, Stig Berge; Einarsen, Ståle. 2014. The relative effects of constructive, laissez-faire, and tyrannical leadership on subordinate job satisfaction: Results from two prospective and representative studies. Zeitschrift für Psychologie. 222: 221-232. doi: 10.1027/2151-2604/a000189
  • Visted, Endre; Vøllestad, Jon; Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Nielsen, Geir Høstmark. 2014. The Impact of Group-Based Mindfulness Training on Self-Reported Mindfulness: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Mindfulness. doi: 10.1007/s12671-014-0283-5
  • Bergheim, Kjersti; Eid, Jarle; Hystad, Sigurd William; Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Mearns, Kathryn; Larsson, Ulf Gerry; Luthans, Brett. 2013. The Role of Psychological Capital in Perception of Safety Climate Among Air Traffic Controllers. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies. 20: 232-241. doi: 10.1177/1548051813475483
  • Nielsen, Morten Birkeland. 2013. Bullying in work groups: The impact of leadership. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 54: 127-136. doi: 10.1111/sjop.12011
  • Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Bergheim, Kjersti; Eid, Jarle. 2013. Relationships between work environment factors and workers’ well-being in the maritime industry. International Maritime Health. 64: 80-88.
  • Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Eid, Jarle; Hystad, Sigurd William; Sætrevik, Bjørn; Saus-Rose, Evelyn. 2013. A brief safety climate inventory for petro-maritime organizations. Safety Science. 58: 81-88. doi: 10.1016/j.ssci.2013.04.002
  • Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Eid, Jarle; Mearns, Kathryn; Larsson, Gerry. 2013. Authentic leadership and its relationship with risk perception and safety climate. Leadership & Organization Development Journal. 34: 308-325. doi: 10.1108/LODJ-07-2011-0065
  • Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Einarsen, Ståle. 2013. Can observations of workplace bullying really make you depressed? A response to Emdad et al. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health. 86: 717-721. doi: 10.1007/s00420-013-0868-7
  • Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Glasø, Lars; Matthiesen, Stig Berge; Eid, Jarle; Einarsen, Ståle. 2013. Bullying and risk-perception as health hazards on oil rigs. Journal of Managerial Psychology. 28: 367-383. doi: 10.1108/JMP-12-2012-0395
  • Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Tvedt, Sturle Danielsen; Matthiesen, Stig Berge. 2013. Prevalence and occupational predictors of psychological distress in the offshore petroleum industry: a prospective study. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health. 86: 875-885. doi: 10.1007/s00420-012-0825-x
  • Van De Vliert, Evert; Einarsen, Ståle; Nielsen, Morten Birkeland. 2013. Are national levels of employee harassment cultural covariations of climato-economic conditions? Work & Stress. 27: 106-122. doi: 10.1080/02678373.2013.760901
  • Nielsen, Morten Birkeland. 2012. Byllying in work groups: the impact of leadership. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 54: 127-136. doi: 10.1111/sjop.12011
  • Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Einarsen, Ståle. 2012. Outcomes of exposure to workplace bullying: a meta-analytical review. Work & Stress. 26: 309-332. doi: 10.1080/02678373.2012.734709
  • Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Einarsen, Ståle. 2012. Prospective relationships between workplace sexual harassment and psychological distress. Occupational Medicine. 62: 226-228. doi: 10.1093/occmed/kqs010
  • Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Finne, Live Bakke; Knardahl, Stein. 2012. Helseproblemer og frafall fra arbeidslivet som følge av mobbing. Arbeid og helse. 01. 10-11.
  • Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Hetland, Jørn; Matthiesen, Stig Berge; Einarsen, Ståle. 2012. Longitudinal relationships between workplace bullying and psychological distress. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health. 38: 38-46. doi: 10.5271/sjweh.3178
  • Vøllestad, Jon; Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Nielsen, Geir Høstmark. 2012. Mindfulness- and acceptance-based interventions for anxiety disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Clinical Psychology. 51: 239-260. doi: 10.1111/j.2044-8260.2011.02024.x
  • Bjørkelo, Brita; Einarsen, Ståle; Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Matthiesen, Stig Berge. 2011. Silence is golden? Characteristics and experiences of self-reported whistleblowers. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. 20: 206-238. doi: 10.1080/13594320903338884
  • Glasø, Lars; Bele, Edvard Velsvik; Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Einarsen, Ståle. 2011. Bus drivers' exposure to bullying at work: An occupation-specific approach. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 52: 484-493. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9450.2011.00895.x
  • Nielsen, Morten Birkeland. 2011. På helsen løs? Perspektiver på sikkerhet og ledelse i Forsvaret. Pacem : militært tidsskrift for etisk og teologisk refleksjon. 14: 57-64.
  • Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Mearns, Kathryn; Matthiesen, Stig Berge; Eid, Jarle. 2011. Using the Job Demands-Resources model to investigate risk perception, safety climate and job satisfaction in safety critical organizations. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 52: 465-475. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9450.2011.00885.x
  • Aasland, Merethe Schanke; Skogstad, Anders; Notelaers, Guy; Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Einarsen, Ståle. 2010. The prevalence of destructive leadership behaviour. British Journal of Management. 21: 438-452. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8551.2009.00672.x
  • Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Bjørkelo, Brita; Notelaers, Guy; Einarsen, Ståle. 2010. Sexual harassment: Prevalence, outcomes, and gender differences assessed by three different estimation methods. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma. 19: 252-274. doi: 10.1080/10926771003705056
  • Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Matthiesen, Stig Berge; Einarsen, Ståle. 2010. The impact of methodological moderators on prevalence rates of workplace bullying. A meta-analysis. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. 83: 955-979. doi: 10.1348/096317909X481256
  • Glasø, Lars; Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Einarsen, Ståle. 2009. Interpersonal problems among perpetrators and targets of workplace bullying. Journal of Applied Social Psychology. 39: 1316-1333. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2009.00483.x
  • Glasø, Lars; Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Einarsen, Ståle; Haugland, Katharina; Matthiesen, Stig Berge. 2009. Grunnleggende antagelser og symptomer på posttraumatisk stresslidelse blant mobbeofre. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 46: 153-160.
  • Nielsen, Geir Høstmark; Vøllestad, Jon; Schanche, Elisabeth; Nielsen, Morten Birkeland. 2009. Får jeg det til? en kartlegging av studentterapeuters bekymringer. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 46: 240-245.
  • Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Skogstad, Anders; Matthiesen, Stig Berge; Glasø, Lars; Aasland, Merethe Schanke; Notelaers, Guy; Einarsen, Ståle. 2009. Prevalence of workplace bullying in Norway: Comparisons across time and estimation methods. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. 18: 81-101. doi: 10.1080/13594320801969707
  • Einarsen, Ståle; Glasø, Lars; Nielsen, Morten Birkeland. 2008. Mobbing i arbeidslivet: En litteraturoversikt. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 45: 308-317.
  • Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Einarsen, Ståle. 2008. Sampling in research on interpersonal aggression. Aggressive Behavior. 34: 265-272.
  • Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Matthiesen, Stig Berge; Einarsen, Ståle. 2008. Sense of coherence as a protective mechanism among targets of workplace bullying. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. 13: 128-136. doi: 10.1037/1076-8998.13.2.128
  • Glasø, Lars; Matthiesen, Stig Berge; Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Einarsen, Ståle. 2007. Do targets of workplace bullying portray a general victim personality profile? Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 48: 313-319. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9450.2007.00554.x
  • Glasø, Lars; Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Einarsen, Ståle. 2007. Mobbing og trakassering i arbeidslivet: Forekomst, årsaker og konsekvenser. Søkelys på arbeidslivet. 24: 83-94.
  • Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Einarsen, Ståle. 2007. Kartlegging av mobbing i arbeidslivet: Negative Acts Questionnaire. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 44: 151-153.
  • Einarsen, Ståle; Hoel, Helge; Nielsen, Morten Birkeland. 2005. Mobbing i arbeidslivet: Et vanskelig begrep på et utbredt fenomen. Magma - Tidsskrift for økonomi og ledelse. 8: 34-44.
  • Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Matthiesen, Stig Berge; Einarsen, Ståle. 2005. Ledelse og personkonflikter: Symptomer på posttraumatisk stress blant ofre for mobbing fra ledere. Nordisk Psykologi: teori, forskning, praksis. 57: 391-415.
  • Nielsen, Morten Birkeland. 2004. Bokanmeldelse: Ny personalpsykologi for et arbeidsliv i endring. Psykologisk tidsskrift. 7.
  • Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Aasland, Merethe Schanke; Matthiesen, Stig Berge; Einarsen, Ståle. 2004. Mobbing i arbeidslivet. Psykologisk tidsskrift. 2. 8-13.
  • Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Aasland, Merethe Schanke; Matthiesen, Stig Berge; Skogstad, Anders; Einarsen, Ståle. 2004. Destruktiv ledelse. Magma - Tidsskrift for økonomi og ledelse. 7. 80-90.
Reports and theses
  • Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Knardahl, Stein. 2013. Questionnaire for diving personnel working on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.  Documentation and manual. STAMI-rapport. 14: Nr.8. Statens arbeidsmiljøinstitutt, Oslo.
  • Nielsen, Morten Birkeland. 2009. Methodological issues in research on workplace bullying. Operationalisations, measurements and samples. 184 pages.
  • Berthelsen, Mona; Skogstad, Anders; Hauge, Lars Johan; Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Einarsen, Ståle. 2008. Mobbing og utstøting i arbeidslivet: Resultater fra en landsrepresentativ undersøkelse. Det psykologiske fakultet, Universitetet i Bergen, Bergen. 125 pages.
  • Matthiesen, Stig Berge; Bjørkelo, Brita; Nielsen, Morten Birkeland. 2008. Klanderverdig atferd og varsling i norsk arbeidsliv. Avdeling for samfunnspsykologi, Universitetet i Bergen, Bergen. 156 pages.
  • Einarsen, Ståle; Tangedal, Målfrid; Skogstad, Anders; Matthiesen, Stig Berge; Aasland, Merethe Schanke; Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Bjørkelo, Brita; Glasø, Lars; Hauge, Lars Johan. 2007. Et brutalt arbeidsmiljø? En undersøkelse av mobbing, konflikter og destruktiv ledelse i norsk arbeidsliv. Institutt for samfunnspsykologi, Universitetet i Bergen, Bergen. 83 pages.
  • Einarsen, Ståle; Hoel, Helge; Nielsen, Morten Birkeland. 2005. Mobbing i arbeidslivet. Jobbing uten mobbing, Moss. 40 pages.
  • Einarsen, Ståle; Nielsen, Morten Birkeland. 2004. The Fourth International Conference on Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace. Proceedings. Department for Psychosocial Science, Bergen. 135 pages.
  • Nielsen, Morten Birkeland. 2003. Når mobberen er leder. En studie av sammenhengen mellom lederstiler og psykiske traumereaksjoner hos et utvalg mobbeofre. NTNU, Trondheim. 138 pages.
Book sections
  • Einarsen, Ståle; Glasø, Lars; Nielsen, Morten Birkeland. 2011. Mobbing i arbeidslivet-ytringsformer, årsaker og tiltak. Del 2 Kapitttel 9, pages 181-198. In:
    • Einarsen, Ståle; Skogstad, Anders. 2011. Det gode arbeidsmiljø. Krav og utfordringer. Fagbokforlaget. 475 pages. ISBN: 978-82-450-0980-4.
  • Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Notelaers, Guy; Einarsen, Ståle. 2011. Measuring exposure to workplace bullying. 6, pages 149-174. In:
    • Einarsen, Ståle; Hoel, Helge; Zapf, Dieter; Cary L., Cooper. 2011. Bullying and Harassment in the workplace: Developments in Theory, Research and Practice. CRC Press. 495 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0489-6.
  • Einarsen, Ståle; Nielsen, Morten Birkeland; Raknes, Bjørn Inge; Skogstad, Anders. 2005. Den destruktive medarbeider: Utro tjener eller notorisk unnasluntrer? Kapittel 10, pages 249-272. In:
    • Einarsen, Ståle; Skogstad, Anders. 2005. Den dyktige medarbeider. Behov og forventninger. Fagbokforlaget. 498 pages. ISBN: 82-450-0234-8.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Bjørkelo, B., Einarsen, S., Nielsen, M. B., & Matthiesen, S. B. (2010). Silence is golden? Screening the demographic characteristics and experiences of self-reported whistleblowers in Norway. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology (Early online).

Einarsen, S., Glasø, L., & Nielsen, M. B. (2008). Mobbing i arbeidslivet: En litteraturoversikt. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening, 45(3), 308-317.

Einarsen, S., Hoel, H., & Nielsen, M. B. (2005). Mobbing i arbeidslivet: Et vanskelig begrep på et utbredt fenomen. Magma, 8, 34-44.

Glasø, L., Matthiesen, S. B., Nielsen, M. B., & Einarsen, S. (2007). Do targets of bullying portray a general victim personality profile? Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 48, 313-319.

Glasø, L., Nielsen, M. B., & Einarsen, S. (2007). Mobbing og trakassering i arbeidslivet: Forekomst, årsaker og konsekvenser. Søkelys på arbeidslivet, 24(1), 83-93.

Glasø, L., Nielsen, M. B., & Einarsen, S. (2009). Interpersonal problems among targets and perpetrators of workplace bullyinq. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 39(6), 1316-1333.

Glasø, L., Nielsen, M. B., Einarsen, S., Haugland, K., & Matthiesen, S. B. (2009). Grunnleggende antagelser og symptomer på posttraumatisk stresslidelse blant mobbeofre. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening, 46, 153-160.

Nielsen, G. H., Vøllestad, J., Schanche, E., & Nielsen, M. B. (2009). Får jeg det til? En kartlegging av studentterapauters bekymringer. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening, 46(3), 240-245.

Nielsen, M. B., Bjørkelo, B., Notelaers, G., & Einarsen, S. (2010). Sexual harassment: Prevalence, outcomes and gender differences assessed by three different estimation methods. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, 19(3), 252-274.

Nielsen, M. B., & Einarsen, S. (2007). Kartlegging av mobbing i arbeidslivet: Negative Acts Questionnaire. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening, 44, 151-153.

Nielsen, M. B., & Einarsen, S. (2008). Sampling in research on interpersonal aggression. Aggressive Behavior, 34(3), 265-272.

Nielsen, M. B., Matthiesen, S. B., & Einarsen, S. (2005). Ledelse og personkonflikter: Symptomer på posttraumatisk stress blant ofre for mobbing fra ledere. Nordisk Psykologi, 57(4), 391-415.

Nielsen, M. B., Matthiesen, S. B., & Einarsen, S. (2008). Sense of coherence as a protective mechanism among targets of workplace bullying. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 13(2), 128-136.

Nielsen, M. B., Matthiesen, S. B., & Einarsen, S. (2010). The impact of methodological moderators on prevalence rates of workplace bullying. A meta-analysis. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology 83. 955-979.

Nielsen, M. B., Skogstad, A., Matthiesen, S. B., Glasø, L., Aasland, M. S., Notelaers, G., et al. (2009). Prevalence of workplace bullying in Norway: Comparisons across time and estimation methods. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology,18(1), 81-101.

Nielsen, M. B., Aasland, M. S., Matthiesen, S. B., Skogstad, A. & Einarsen, S. (2004). Destruktiv ledelse. Magma, 7, 80-90.

Aasland, M. S., Skogstad, A., Notelaers, G., Nielsen, M. B., & Einarsen, S. (2009). The prevalence of destructive leadership behaviour: A representative prevalence study. British Journal of Management. 21(2), 438-452.

Morten Birkeland Nielsen has a PhD from the University of Bergen (2009), and a Master degree (Cand.polit) in psychology from The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (2003).

In 2010, Nielsen was chosen as a Highly Commended Award winner of the 2009 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards in the Leadership and Organization Development category.

Current projects
  • Safety climate in the Norwegian offshore industry
  • Negative Acts Questionnaire - Cross cultural comparions