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Short Negative Acts Questionnaire (SNAQ)

The Short Negative Acts Questionnaire (SNAQ) is a 9-item behavioral inventory derived from the Negative Acts Questionnaire-Revised (NAQ-R) and is used to determine exposure to workplace bullying. It contains items for each of the three distinguished forms of bullying; person-oriented, work-related, and social exclusion.

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Geographies Tested: Belgium

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adults

Items:

1. Someone withholding information which affects your performance
2. Spreading gossip and rumors about you
3. Being ignored or excluded
4. Having insulting or offensive remarks made about your person, attitudes or your private live
5. Being shouted at or being a target of spontaneous rage
6. Repeated reminders of your errors or mistakes
7. Being ignored or facing a hostile reaction when you approach
8. Persistent criticism of your work and effort
9. Practical jokes carried out by people you do not get along with

Response Options:
Never
Occasionally
Monthly
Weekly or more often

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Original Citation

Notelaers, G., Van der Heijden, B., Hoel, H., & Einarsen, S. (2018). Measuring bullying at work with the short-negative acts questionnaire: identification of targets and criterion validity. Work & Stress, 33(1), 58-75. https://doi.org/10.1080/02678373.2018.1457736

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