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  • Occupational health and safety
  • Workplace bullying and destructive leadership in organisations
  • Research methodology and design
  • Personality

Kvantiativ metode og forskningsdesign

Mobbing og destruktivitet i arbeidslivet

  • 2006. Innføring i SPSS. Øvingsoppgaver for bruk av programvare og grunnleggende statistiske analyser. Institutt for samfunnspsykologi, Universitetet i Bergen.
Vitenskapelig artikkel
  • 2020. Repeated social defeat promotes persistent inflammatory changes in splenic myeloid cells; decreased expression of β-arrestin-2 (ARRB2) and increased expression of interleukin-6 (IL-6). BMC Neuroscience.
  • 2020. Outcomes of a Proximal Workplace Intervention Against Workplace Bullying and Harassment: A Protocol for a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial Among Norwegian Industrial Workers. Frontiers in Psychology.
  • 2020. Organizational Prevention and Management Strategies for Workplace Aggression Among Child Protection Workers: A Project Protocol for the Oslo Workplace Aggression Survey (OWAS). Frontiers in Psychology.
  • 2020. Killing two birds with one stone. How intervening when witnessing bullying at the workplace may help both target and the acting observer. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health. 1-13.
  • 2020. Effects of exposure to workplace terrorism on subsequent doctor certified sickness absence, and the modifying role of psychological and social work factors: a combined survey and register study. BMC Public Health.
  • 2019. Workplace bullying, mental distress, and sickness absence. The protective role of social support. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health. 43-53.
  • 2019. Workplace bullying and medically certified sickness absence: Direction of associations and the moderating role of leader behavior. Frontiers in Psychology.
  • 2019. The 5-HTTLPR rs25531 LALA-genotype increases the risk of insomnia symptoms among shift workers. Sleep Medicine. 224-229.
  • 2019. Sexual harassment and assault among university students in Norway. A cross-sectional prevalence study. BMJ Open. 1-10.
  • 2019. Human resource primacy, dispositional optimism, and chest pain: A prospective, cross-lagged study of work, personality, and health. PLOS ONE.
  • 2019. Exposure to workplace bullying, microRNAs and pain; evidence of a moderating effect of miR-30c rs928508 and miR-223 rs3848900. Stress. 77-86.
  • 2019. Exposure to workplace bullying, distress, and insomnia: The moderating role of the miR-146a genotype. Frontiers in Psychology. 1-7.
  • 2019. Employee safety perception following workplace terrorism. A longitudinal study. European Journal of Psychotraumatology.
  • 2019. Dispositional affect as a moderator in the relationship between role conflict and exposure to bullying behaviors. Frontiers in Psychology. 1-12.
  • 2019. Are transformational and laissez-faire leadership related to state anxiety among subordinates? A two-wave prospective study of forward and reverse associations. Work & Stress. 137-155.
  • 2018. Varslingens ettervirkninger: Innenfor eller utenfor? : en studie av varslingens ettervirkninger blant personer med varslererfaring i og utenfor arbeidslivet . Magma - Tidsskrift for økonomi og ledelse. 57-67.
  • 2018. Psychosomatic symptoms among Palestinian nurses exposed to workplace aggression. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 533-537.
  • 2018. Protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis of research on the associations between workplace bullying and sleep. Systematic Reviews. 1-7.
  • 2018. Negative social acts and pain. Evidence of a workplace bullying and 5-HTT genotype interaction. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health. 283-290.
  • 2018. Emotional dissonance, mental health complaints, and sickness absence among health- and social workers. The moderating role of self-efficacy. Frontiers in Psychology.
  • 2018. Emotional Dissonance and Sickness Absence Among Employees Working With Customers and Clients: A Moderated Mediation Model via Exhaustion and Human Resource Primacy. Frontiers in Psychology.
  • 2018. Do interpersonal conflict, aggression and bullying at the workplace overlap? A latent class modeling approach. Frontiers in Psychology. 1-14.
  • 2018. Comprehensive profiles of psychological and social work factors as predictors of site-specific and multi-site pain. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health. 291-302.
  • 2018. Bullying among people with visual impairment. Prevalence, associated factors and relationship to self-efficacy and life satisfaction. World Journal of Psychiatry (WJP). 43-50.
  • 2018. Are leadership fairness, psychological distress, and role stressors interrelated? A two-wave prospective study of forward and reverse relationships. Frontiers in Psychology.
  • 2017. Workplace Bullying as a Predictor of Disability Retirement: A Prospective Registry Study of Norwegian Employees. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 609-614.
  • 2017. Victimization from workplace bullying after a traumatic event: time-lagged relationships with symptoms of posttraumatic stress. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health. 411-421.
  • 2017. The impact of sleep quality, fatigue and safety climate on the perceptions of accident risk among seafarers [L'impact de la qualite du sommeil, de la fatigue et du climat de securite sur la perception des risques d'accidents chez les marins]. Revue européenne de psychologue appliquée. 259-267.
  • 2017. The impact of a workplace terrorist attack on employees' perceptions of leadership: A longitudinal study from pre- to postdisaster. Leadership Quarterly. 659-671.
  • 2017. The Relationship Between Psychosocial Work Variables and Workaholism: Findings From a Nationally Representative Survey. International Journal of Stress Management. 1-10.
  • 2017. Shift work, mental distress and job satisfaction among Palestinian nurses. Occupational Medicine. 71-74.
  • 2017. Psychological, social, and mechanical work exposures and disability retirement: A prospective registry study. BMC Public Health. 1-11.
  • 2017. Like a bridge over troubled water? A longitudinal study of general social support, colleague support, and leader support as recovery factors after a traumatic event. European Journal of Psychotraumatology.
  • 2017. Does psychological capital moderate the relationship between worries about accidents and sleepiness? International Maritime Health. 245-251.
  • 2017. Does ability to defend moderate the association between exposure to bullying and symptoms of anxiety? Frontiers in Psychology. 1-11.
  • 2017. An experimental study on the attribution of personality traits to bullies and targets in a workplace setting. Frontiers in Psychology.
  • 2017. Alcohol use and psychosocial stressors in the Norwegian workforce. Substance Use & Misuse. 574-584.
  • 2016. Workplace aggression, psychological distress, and job satisfaction among Palestinian nurses. A cross-sectional study. Applied Nursing Research. 190-198.
  • 2016. The new workplace II: protocol for a prospective full-panel registry study of work factors, sickness absence, and exit from working life among Norwegian employees. SpringerPlus.
  • 2016. The importance of a multidimensional and temporal design in research on leadership and workplace safety. Leadership Quarterly. 142-155.
  • 2016. The healthy worker effect: Do health problems predict participation rates in, and the results of, a follow-up survey? International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health. 231-238.
  • 2016. Emotional dissonance and sickness absence. A prospective study of employees working with clients. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health. 83-92.
  • 2016. Effort-reward imbalance and post-traumatic stress after a workplace terror attack. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 219-224.
  • 2016. Does exposure to bullying behaviors at the workplace contribute to later suicidal ideation? A three-wave longitudinal study. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health. 246-250.
  • 2016. Climate for conflict management, exposure to workplace bullying and work engagement: a moderated mediation analysis. International Journal of Human Resource Management. 549-570.
  • 2016. Arbeidsplassen og sykefravær : arbeidsforhold av betydning for sykefravær. Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning. 179-199.
  • 2015. Workplace bullying and suicidal ideation: A 3-wave longitudinal Norwegian study. American Journal of Public Health. e23-e28.
  • 2015. Time-lagged relationships between leadership behaviors and psychological distress after a workplace terrorist attack. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health. 689-697.
  • 2015. The relationship between psychological capital, job satisfaction, and safety perceptions in the maritime industry. Safety Science. 27-36.
  • 2015. The Brief Norwegian Safety Climate Inventory (Brief NORSCI) - Psychometric properties and relationships with shift work, sleep, and health. Safety Science. 23-30.
  • 2015. Perception of threat and safety at work among employees in the Norwegian ministries after the 2011 Oslo bombing. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping. 650-662.
  • 2015. Job demands and alcohol use: Testing a moderated mediation model. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health. 43-53.
  • 2015. Is workplace bullying related to the personality traits of victims? A two-year prospective study. Work & Stress. 128-149.
  • 2015. Associations between work environment and psychological distress after a workplace terror attack: The importance of role expectations, predictability and leader support. PLOS ONE.
  • 2014. Workplace bullying as an antecedent of mental health problems: a five-year prospective and representative study. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health. 131-142.
  • 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. 221-232.
  • 2014. Mobbing i arbeidslivet og senere helseplager. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 1233-1238.
  • 2014. Coping strategies: A prospective study of patterns, stability, and relationships with psychological distress. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 142-150.
  • 2013. The Role of Psychological Capital in Perception of Safety Climate Among Air Traffic Controllers. The Journal of leadership studies. 232-241.
  • 2013. Relationships between work environment factors and workers’ well-being in the maritime industry. International Maritime Health. 80-88.
  • 2013. Prevalence and occupational predictors of psychological distress in the offshore petroleum industry: a prospective study. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health. 875-885.
  • 2013. Bullying in work groups: The impact of leadership. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 127-136.
  • 2013. Bullying and risk-perception as health hazards on oil rigs. Journal of Managerial Psychology. 367-383.
  • 2013. Authentic leadership and its relationship with risk perception and safety climate. Leadership & Organization Development Journal. 308-325.
  • 2013. Are national levels of employee harassment cultural covariations of climato-economic conditions? Work & Stress. 106-122.
  • 2013. A brief safety climate inventory for petro-maritime organizations. Safety Science. 81-88.
  • 2012. Prospective relationships between workplace sexual harassment and psychological distress. Occupational Medicine. 226-228.
  • 2012. Outcomes of exposure to workplace bullying: a meta-analytical review. Work & Stress. 309-332.
  • 2012. Mindfulness- and acceptance-based interventions for anxiety disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Clinical Psychology. 239-260.
  • 2012. Longitudinal relationships between workplace bullying and psychological distress. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health. 38-46.
  • 2012. Byllying in work groups: the impact of leadership. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 127-136.
  • 2011. Using the Job Demands-Resources model to investigate risk perception, safety climate and job satisfaction in safety critical organizations. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 465-475.
  • 2011. Silence is golden? Characteristics and experiences of self-reported whistleblowers. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. 206-238.
  • 2011. Bus drivers' exposure to bullying at work: An occupation-specific approach. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 484-493.
  • 2010. The prevalence of destructive leadership behaviour. British Journal of Management. 438-452.
  • 2010. The impact of methodological moderators on prevalence rates of workplace bullying. A meta-analysis. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. 955-979.
  • 2010. Sexual harassment: Prevalence, outcomes, and gender differences assessed by three different estimation methods. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma. 252-274.
  • 2009. Prevalence of workplace bullying in Norway: Comparisons across time and estimation methods. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. 81-101.
  • 2009. Interpersonal problems among perpetrators and targets of workplace bullying. Journal of Applied Social Psychology. 1316-1333.
  • 2009. Grunnleggende antagelser og symptomer på posttraumatisk stresslidelse blant mobbeofre. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 153-160.
  • 2009. Får jeg det til? en kartlegging av studentterapeuters bekymringer. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 240-245.
  • 2008. Sense of coherence as a protective mechanism among targets of workplace bullying. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. 128-136.
  • 2008. Sampling in research on interpersonal aggression. Aggressive Behavior. 265-272.
  • 2007. Mobbing og trakassering i arbeidslivet: Forekomst, årsaker og konsekvenser. Søkelys på arbeidslivet. 83-94.
  • 2007. Kartlegging av mobbing i arbeidslivet: Negative Acts Questionnaire. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 151-153.
  • 2007. Do targets of workplace bullying portray a general victim personality profile? Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 313-319.
  • 2005. Mobbing i arbeidslivet: Et vanskelig begrep på et utbredt fenomen. Magma - Tidsskrift for økonomi og ledelse. 34-44.
  • 2005. Ledelse og personkonflikter: Symptomer på posttraumatisk stress blant ofre for mobbing fra ledere. Nordisk Psykologi: teori, forskning, praksis. 391-415.
  • 2004. Destruktiv ledelse. Magma - Tidsskrift for økonomi og ledelse. 80-90.
  • 2020. Tiltak for primærforebyggelse av helseplager og sykefravær i gjenvinningsindustrien. Delrapport I: Sammenhenger mellom arbeidsmiljøfaktorer (psykososiale/organisatoriske og fysiske) og helseplager, legemeldt sykefravær, jobbutilfredshet og tanker om å slutte i jobben . Nr. 1. Nr. 1. .
  • 2017. Effekter av myndighetstiltak på arbeidsmiljø og helse. En systematisk kunnskapsoppsummering. Nr.5. Nr.5. .
  • 2015. Resource. A literature review on the relationship between resources, employees well-being and performance with specific attention to Nordic issues. 2015:507. 2015:507. .
  • 2013. Questionnaire for diving personnel working on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.  Documentation and manual. Nr.8. Nr.8. .
  • 2008. Mobbing og utstøting i arbeidslivet: Resultater fra en landsrepresentativ undersøkelse. .
  • 2008. Klanderverdig atferd og varsling i norsk arbeidsliv. .
  • 2007. Et brutalt arbeidsmiljø? En undersøkelse av mobbing, konflikter og destruktiv ledelse i norsk arbeidsliv. .
  • 2005. Mobbing i arbeidslivet. .
  • 2004. The Fourth International Conference on Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace. Proceedings. .
Faglig foredrag
  • 2014. Hvordan er mobbing i arbeidslivet relatert til helseplager?
Vitenskapelig foredrag
  • 2019. Whistleblowing and workplace bullying: A linear, circular or mixed relationship?
  • 2019. The role of tenure and job satisfaction in the prospective relationship between workplace bullying and intention to leave: A moderated mediation model.
  • 2017. Role conflict, personality, and exposure to bullying behaviors.
  • 2015. The role of whistleblowing in relation to bullying behaviours: A predecessor or successor?
  • 2014. What do we know so far? Meta analytical evidence on the prevalence, antecedents, and outcomes of workplace bullying. Keynote lecture.
  • 2014. Development of workplace bullying.
  • 2012. Is bullying a stressor satisfying the A1 criterion for PTSD?
  • 2010. Methodological challenges in the measurement of workplace bullying.
  • 2010. Healthy Change Process Index (HCPI) as a predictor of workplace bullying during organizational change.
  • 2010. Bullying in the North Sea: Self-esteem as mediator and moderator between bullying and mental health among offshore workers.
  • 2009. The effect of exposure to bullying at work on subsequent symptoms of anxiety and depression: A longitudinal study.
  • 2008. Workplace Bullying, Mental Health and Job-Satisfaction: Findingsfrom a Longitudinal Study.
  • 2008. Bullying in the workplace: Epidemiological and methodological aspects.
  • 2008. Assessing risk groups of workplace bullying in survey research.
  • 2007. Measuring the prevalence of workplace bullying. A standardised approach.
  • 2007. Interpersonal problems among targets and perpetrators of workplace bullying.
  • 2006. Sense of coherence among victims of workplace bullying - Preliminary findings.
  • 2005. Leadership and bullying at the workplace.
  • 2004. Presentation of the project: Explaining detrimental effects of workplace bullying on its targets.
  • 2003. Destruktiv ledelse i arbeidslivet. Når lederen ikke ivaretar sitt ansvar for medarbeidere og arbeidsoppgaver.
  • 2013. Can observations of workplace bullying really make you depressed? A response to Emdad et al. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health. 717-721.
Short communication
  • 2019. The impact of office design on medically certified sickness absence. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health.
  • 2019. Does dispositional optimism moderate the relationship between role conflict and risk of disability retirement? Industrial Health. 398-402.
  • 2018. Gender differences in the relationship between workplace bullying and subjective back and neck pain: A two-wave study in a Norwegian probability sample. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 73-75.
  • 2018. Alcohol use among Norwegian workers: Associations with health and well-being. Occupational Medicine. 96-98.
  • 2017. Does human resource primacy moderate the impact of psychological distress on subsequent risk for disability retirement? Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health. 187-190.
  • 2004. Bokanmeldelse: Ny personalpsykologi for et arbeidsliv i endring. Psykologisk tidsskrift.
  • 2003. Når mobberen er leder. En studie av sammenhengen mellom lederstiler og psykiske traumereaksjoner hos et utvalg mobbeofre.
Populærvitenskapelig artikkel
  • 2011. På helsen løs? Perspektiver på sikkerhet og ledelse i Forsvaret. Pacem : militært tidsskrift for etisk og teologisk refleksjon. 57-64.
  • 2004. Mobbing i arbeidslivet. Psykologisk tidsskrift. 8-13.
Brev til redaktøren
  • 2018. Response to Predictors of Disability Retirement with Special Reference to Workplace Bullying. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. e282-e282.
  • 2019. Emotional dissonance, mental health complains, and sickness absence among employees working with customers and clients.
  • 2018. Safety Climate perceptions in High Reliability Organizations - the role of Psychological Capital.
  • 2009. Methodological issues in research on workplace bullying. Operationalisations, measurements and samples.
  • 2009. Mobbing i arbeidslivet: Store sprik i mobbetall.
  • 2009. Mobbetallene avhenger av metoden.
  • 2009. Metode påvirker mobbetall.
  • 2008. Mobbing på jobben.
  • 2007. Disse mobber mest.
  • 2004. Mobbing på arbeidsplassen er et alvorlig helseproblem.
Vitenskapelig Kapittel/Artikkel/Konferanseartikkel
  • 2019. Sikkerhetsklima. 13 sider.
  • 2019. Destruktiv ledelse i en operativ kontekst. 17 sider.
  • 2016. Exposure to aggression in the workplace. 23 sider.
  • 2016. Bullying and PTSD symptoms in children and adolescents. 12 sider.
  • 2011. Measuring exposure to workplace bullying. 26 sider.
  • 2005. Den destruktive medarbeider: Utro tjener eller notorisk unnasluntrer? 24 sider.
  • 2018. Job satisfaction and mental health of Palestinian nurses with shift work: a cross-sectional study. The Lancet. S50-S50.
  • 2016. Arbeidsmiljø og helse etter 22. juli.
  • 2010. Positive organizational behaviour and safety science. Conceptual issues and future research questions.
  • 2004. When the bully is a leader: The relationship between destructive leaders and symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder among victims of workplace bullying.
Vitenskapelig oversiktsartikkel/review
  • 2020. Workplace bullying and sleep - A systematic review and meta-analysis of the research literature. 1-12.
  • 2018. What we know, what we do not know, and what we should and could have known about workplace bullying. An overview of the literature and agenda for future research. 71-83.
  • 2018. Emotion regulation in current and remitted depression: A systematic review and meta-analysis. 20 sider.
  • 2017. Workplace resources to improve both employee well-being and performance: A systematic review and meta-analysis. 101-120.
  • 2017. Exposure to workplace harassment and the Five Factor Model of personality: A meta-analysis. 195-206.
  • 2016. Workplace bullying and sickness absence: A systematic review and meta-analysis of the research literature. 359-370.
  • 2015. The Impact of Group-Based Mindfulness Training on Self-Reported Mindfulness: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. 501-522.
  • 2015. Post-traumatic stress disorder as a consequence of bullying at work and at school. A literature review and meta-analysis. 17-24.
  • 2008. Mobbing i arbeidslivet: En litteraturoversikt. 308-317.
Populærvitenskapelig kapittel/artikkel
  • 2011. Mobbing i arbeidslivet-ytringsformer, årsaker og tiltak. 181-198.
  • 2018. Utredningsinstruksen og KMDs utredning om helsekonsekvensene av «aktivitetsbaserte kontorarbeidsplasser» (ABW) . Helserådet. 8-13.
  • 2018. Er aktivitetsbaserte kontorarbeidsplasser egnet for individuelt konsentrasjons-krevende arbeid? . Helserådet. 4-8.
  • 2012. Helseproblemer og frafall fra arbeidslivet som følge av mobbing. Arbeid og helse. 10-11.
Faglig kapittel
  • 2017. Destructive Forms of Leadership and Their Relationships with Employee Well‐Being. 163-196. I:
    • 2017. Leading to Occupational Health and Safety: How Leadership Behaviours Impact Organizational Safety and Well-Being. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • 2016. Den destruktive medarbeider: utro tjener, slitsom kollega eller notorisk unnasluntrer. 245-276. I:
    • 2016. Den dyktige medarbeider. Behov og forventninger. 2.utgave. Fagbokforlaget.

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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.

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