Cox, E. & Goodman, J. 2005, 'Belittled: The state of play on bullying', Australian Universities Review, vol. 48, no. 1, pp. 28-34.
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Abused, ignored, sidelined, belittled. Its the human face of a systemic problem. Eva Cox and James Goodman report on a recent studying of workplace bullying that highlights its effects on those being bullied, and the rather piecemeal administrative efforts to deal with it so far.
Baum, F.E., Bush, R., Modra, C.C., Murray, C.J., Cox, E., Alexander, K.M. & Potter, R.C. 2000, 'Epidemiology of Participation: an Australian Community Study', Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, vol. 54, pp. 414-423.
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To determine the levels of participation in social and civic community life in a metropolitan region, and to assess differential levels of participation according to demographic, socioeonomic and health status. To contribute to policy debates on community participation, social capital and health using these empirical data. DESIGN---Cross sectional, postal, self completed survey on health and participation. SETTING---Random sample of the population from the western suburbs of Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia, a population of approximately 210 000. PARTICIPANTS---2542 respondents from a sample of 4000 people aged 18 years and over who were registered on the electoral roll. MAIN RESULTS---The response rate to the survey was 63.6% (n=2542). Six indices of participation, on range of social and civic activities, with a number of items in each, were created. Levels of participation were highest in the informal social activities index (46.7-83.7% for individual items), and lowest in the index of civic activities of a collective nature (2.4-5.9% for individual items). Low levels of involvement in social and civic activities were reported more frequently by people of low income and low education levels.