Comparison Matrix Paper

Comparison Matrix Paper

Comparison Matrix
Grand Canyon University: PSY_801-0105
September 12, 2012



Introduction
The purpose of this paper is to review the comparison matrix of three empirical research papers and make a comparison of the information provided.   This qualitative assessment will help in preparing for doctoral journey by comparing, contrasting and synthesizing what each researcher has stated in their research papers.
      Article 1 was a research on workplace bullying that focused on individuals and situation predictors that engaged in bullying others.   The purpose of the research was to examine the reason that perpetrators in the workplace bully their co-workers.
      Article 2 focused on trait anger and anxiety that may relate to individuals being labeled as victims of workplace bullying or what is the relationship between the acts of bullying.   The purpose behind this study was to determine what influences are in place that causes a victim in the workplace to be bullied.
      Article 3 related to how employees are coping to workplace bulling and how the effects of bullying are affecting their job performance.   The main purpose with this study was to determine the role of human resource management in coping with bullying in the workplace.


Comparison of each matrix research questions
Although all articles focused on one thing that was common and that was individuals who are being bullied; there were however, some differences in the research questions.   For instance, Article 1 questions were geared toward the individuals being bullied and what variables may have been in place that would target the individual to be bullied.   Surveys submitted in Article 1 was searching for answers to why bullying in the workplace existed and what factors, situation or decision caused individuals to be bullied.   Article 2 mainly focused on questions that could identify if some of the victims of bullying were self-labeling themselves as being victimized when in fact were...

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