African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4094

Full Length Research Paper

Office harassment: A negative influence on quality of work life

Umar Nazir*, Tahir Masood Qureshi, Tooba Shafaat and Amina Ilyas
University of Central Punjab, Khayaban-e-Jinnah Road, Johar Town, Lahore Pakistan
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 18 July 2011
  •  Published: 21 October 2011



This paper addresses the effect of office harassment on the quality of work life of employees while job stress and organizational commitment were tested as mediators. Results suggested that organizational commitment mediated the relation between office harassment and quality of work life while job stress did not mediate the relationship. Furthermore, analysis confirmed that there existed an inverse relationship between office harassment and quality of work life. In the future, researchers could conduct the study across sectors as well as those sectors where women work under traditional roles settings.


Key words: Office harassment, generalized workplace harassment, gender harassment, quality of work life.