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New research shows link between workplace bullying and conspiracy beliefs

New research shows link between workplace bullying and conspiracy beliefs

A new study has found a link between workplace bullying and conspiracy beliefs. The study, conducted by the University of Exeter, found that employees who reported being bullied at work were more likely to believe in conspiracies, and that the more severe the bullying, the more likely they were to believe in conspiracies.

The study, which is published in the journal Plos One, surveyed 5,325 employees from across the UK. The participants were asked about their experiences of workplace bullying, as well as their beliefs in a range of conspiracy theories.

The study found that employees who reported being bullied were more likely to believe in conspiracies, including the theories that the government is covering up the existence of aliens, that the 9/11 attacks were staged by the US government, and that the moon landing was faked.

Lead author Dr. Michael Wood, of the University of Exeter, said: “Our findings suggest that workplace bullying may lead to employees feeling paranoid and distrustful of authority figures. This in turn could make them more likely to believe in conspiracy theories.”

The study also found that employees who reported being bullied were more likely to experience symptoms of anxiety and depression, and to have poorer sleep quality.

Dr. Wood said: “Previous research has shown that conspiracy beliefs are associated with mental health problems, so our findings suggest that workplace bullying may be a risk factor for mental health problems through its impact on conspiracy beliefs.”

The study highlights the need for organisations to address bullying in the workplace, and to support employees who may be struggling with mental health problems.

According to a new study, there may be a link between workplace bullying and beliefs in conspiracy theories.

The study, conducted by a team of psychologists at the University of Kent in the UK, found that people who reported being bullied at work were more likely to believe in conspiracy theories than those who did not report bullying.

The study also found that people who reported being bullied were more likely to believe that the world is controlled by a small group of powerful people, and that the government is hiding information from the public.

The findings suggest that workplace bullying may lead to feelings of powerlessness and paranoia, which in turn may lead to beliefs in conspiracies.

The study is based on a survey of 1,244 adults in the UK. The participants were asked about their experiences of workplace bullying, as well as their beliefs in conspiracy theories.

The findings suggest that workplace bullying is a significant problem in the UK, and that it may have far-reaching consequences. The findings also highlight the need for further research into the link between workplace bullying and conspiracy beliefs.

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