Kenneth Westhues

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Kenneth Westhues is a professor of sociology at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. In particular, he has researched the phenomena of mobbing as human group bullying behaviour.

Mobbing in academia[edit]

Kenneth Westhues' study of mobbing in academia found that vulnerability was increased by personal differences such as being a foreigner or of a different sex; by working in a post-modern field such as music or literature; financial pressure; or having an aggressive superior.[1] Other factors included envy, heresy and campus politics.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Workplace Bullying in the Academic World?, Higher Education Development Association, 13 May 2007 

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