Keywords : Work environment

Identification and Assessment of Human Manipulation in the Work Environment

Anna Tomkova; Barbara Nicole Čigarská

International Journal of Organizational Leadership, 2022, Volume 11, Issue 3, Pages 274-286
DOI: 10.33844/ijol.2022.60330

This article aims to provide an overview of knowledge related to the complexity of manipulation in the work environment and focus on the specification of the issue. The attributes of manipulation in the work environment were analyzed based on the degree of perception of social intelligence factors, the level of manipulation, and the tendency to distrust others. The aim of the research was to examine statistically significant associations between the number of years of service and
the occurrence of manipulation in work. The research was carried out via MPS and MESI methodologies. The research sample (N = 183) comprised working students and employees from the private and public spheres from various work areas in Slovakia. In conclusion, no statistically significant associations existed between the number of worked years and manipulation at the workplace. Statistically, significant gender differences were documented in men within the attributes of manipulation. Higher average values ​​for attributes of empathy, social irritability, and mistrust were found in women.