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Revista Salud Uninorte

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PANDO MORENO, Manuel; ARANDA BELTRAN, Carolina; PARRA OSORIO, Liliana  e  GUTIERREZ STRAUSS, Ana María. Assessing Workplace Bullying: Validation of Inventory of Violence and Psychological Harassment (IVAPT) to Colombia. Salud, Barranquilla [online]. 2013, vol.29, n.3, pp.525-533. ISSN 0120-5552.

Objective: To validate the Colombian version of the inventory of Violence and Psychological Harassment at Work and to determine psychological violence and mobbing in formal active economic population at Colombia, using IVAPT instrument. Material and methods: We conducted a cross-sectional descriptive study, with an aleatory sample non representative of the Economically Active Population in Colombia. Participants included 359 subjects; belonging to the sector of the formal economy, with at least one year of seniority and who were employed in any job in which they have a hierarchical superior. Results: The exploratory factorial analysis, showed a solution of two factors, which explained 50.3 % of the total variance with a Cronbach's alpha of 0.89, data similar to those presented in other Latin American countries. Conclusions: The Inventory of Violence and Psychological Harassment at work showed to be an appropriate tool for evaluating the psychological violence and mobbing in workers of Colombia.

Palavras-chave : psychological harassment at work; assessment; IVAPT; occupational health; validation.

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