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Annie Høgh (Hogh)

Annie Høgh (Hogh)

Professor with special responsibilities

Research and supervising fields

  • Psychosocial Work Environment with special focus on negative social relations: bullying, violence and threats, conflicts, sexual harassment etc.
  • Psycho-traumatology (work-related)
  • The costs of negative social relations for the individual, the group/workplace, the organisation and society
  • Prevention of bullying and harassment in the workplace

 

Research group memberships

  • Department of Psychology: Work and organizational psychology group
  • Cross-disciplinary research group: Negative social relations
  • Cross-disciplinary research group: Modena
  • Cross-disciplinary research group: Violence at work
  • International: Partnering to Prevent Workplace Bullying and Mistreatment using International and Integrative perspectives

 

Research: brief description

My primary field of interest is the psychosocial work environment with a main focus on negative social relations involving work-related bullying, violence, threats, conflicts and harassment etc., and the effects this may have on the health and wellbeing of the targets, the work environment, the organization and society. I have also worked with prevention of negative social relations on the individual and organizational level. Together with research partners in the department and at other universities and research institutions we have gathered large cohorts that are followed over many years and which we are now merging with relevant registers to investigate long-term outcomes such as sickness absence, early retirement, turnover, suicide and suicide attempts.  

The most important contribution of my research was to get the attention of public and private organizations to how detrimental and costly for the individual, organizations and society it can be to allow negative relations to develop in an organization. My research has also shown ways to work with the psychosocial work environment to reduce and/or prevent bullying and conflicts as well as investigating risk factors and outcomes of violence and threats at work.

 

Current research projects and major grants

PI in the project on ‘Antecedents, mechanisms and long-term consequences of negative social relations at work’. Two grants: One from the Work Environment Research Foundation: 3,376,188 DKK., and one grant from The Danish Research Fund: 5,548,039 DKK (2013-2017). Cooperation with The National Research Centre for the Working Environment (NRCWE) and Institute of Public Health, University of Copenhagen. Two full time postdocs are funded by these grants and well as part time researchers, professors and a research assistant.   

PI in the project ‘Bullying and harassment at the workplace’. Grant from the Work Environment Research Foundation: 8.768.167 DKK (2006-2009). Cooperation with between The National Research Centre for the Working Environment (NRCWE), Institute of Sociology, University of Copenhagen, and CRECEA Denmark. Data from this project is used in the above mentioned project.

PI in the project ’TVIST’ on ‘Prison workers’ work environment’ – Grant from the Work Environment Research Foundation: ca. 650.000 DKK (2000). Cooperation between NRCWE and the Occupational Health Clinics in Odense and Herning

PI in ’Project on development and validation of a questionnaire on ‘The psycho-social work environment’: Grant from the Work Environment Foundation: 700.000 DKK (1997-98). NRCWE

 

Project participation and grants

2017 - 2019:       'Integrated violence prevention. Cooperation with Occupational Health Clinic (PI), Herning and The National Research Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark. Grant from the Danish Work Environment Research Fundation

2015 – 2018:      ‘Partnering to Prevent Workplace Bullying and Mistreatment using International and Integrative perspectives’. Cooperation with PI Karen Harlos, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Winnipeg, CA. Collaborating with researchers from the UK, Germany and Canada. Grant from Canadian SSHRC: $ 200.000 CAD.

2014-2017:         Violence and threats in the workplace. A follow-up survey of short- and long-term health and organizational consequences and protective factors at the workplace. Cooperation withThe Occupational Health Clinic at the County Hospital in Herning. Grant from the Work Environment Foundation 2,989,051 DKK (160,711 DKK for IfP)

2010-2014:         Project on ’Risk of psychological disorder after exposure to negative acts at work’. Cooperation between the Occupational Health Departments at Bispebjerg Hospital, in Copenhagen and in Århus, Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen, and The National Research Centre for the Working Environment. Grant from the Work Environment Research Foundation: 5.885.500 DKK..

2009-2015          Project ’Violence in the workplace’. Cooperation with The Occupational Health Clinic at the County Hospital in Herning. Grant from the Work Environment Foundation: 3.377.606 DKK..

2009-2012:         Evaluator at the ’Project on Rehabilitation of bullied employees and prevention of bullying at work’. Cooperation with the consultancy firm Specular, Århus and the municipality department of health and care in Århus. Grant from the Prevention Foundation med 3.089.248 DKK.

 

Teaching

Teaching and supervision at the BA, MA, and Ph.D. levels in Work and Organizational Psychology:

  • Coordinator of the master education
  • Lectures at BA and MA overview courses
  • Develop, organize and teach seminars within research area
  • Supervise master theses
  • Supervising current PhD students:
    • Charlotte Ann Gadegaard. Violence and threats in the workplace (in collaboration with the Occupational Health Clinic at Herning Regional Hospital) (defence November 17th 2015)
    • Mille Mortensen: Bullying in the Workplace (2013-2017)
    • Yun Ladegård: Project on Workers’ Compensation system (in collaboration with Janne Skakon) (2014-2017)
    • Andreas Elrond: The impact of the psychosocial work environment on employed soldiers health (in collaboration with the Veteran Center of the Danish Military Forces) (2015-2018)
    • Jesper Pihl-Thingvad: Violence in the workplace (in collaboration with University of Southern University, Dept of Psychology, Odense) (2015-2018)

 

Selected publications in main research areas

Hogh, A., Dofradottir, A. (2001): Coping with Bullying in the Workplace. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 10(49), 485-495

Hogh, A., Borg, V. & Mikkelsen, K. L. (2003): Occupational Violence as a Predictor of Fatigue. A 5 – year follow-up of The Danish Work Environment Cohort. Work & Stress.17(2) 1-13

Hogh, A. (2005). Aggression at work. Bullying, nasty teasing and violence. Prevalence, mediating factors and consequences. Ph.D. Thesis, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen

Hogh, A., Mikkelsen, E.G. (2005): Is sense of coherence a mediator or moderator of relationships between violence and stress reactions? Scandinavian Journal of Psychology 46, 429-437

Hogh, A. & Viitasara, E. (2005). A systematic review of longitudinal studies of nonfatal workplace violence. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology 14(3), 291-313

Hogh, A., Henriksson, M.E. & Burr, H. (2005). A 5-year follow-up study of aggression at work and psycho­logical stress. International Journal of Behavioural Medicine 12(4), 256-265

Kristensen, T.S., Hannerz, H., Hogh, A. & Borg, V. (2005) The Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire – a tool for the assessment and improvement of the psychosocial work environment. Sca­n­di­navian Journal of Work Environment and Health 31(6), 438-449.

Hansen, A.M., Hogh, A., Persson, R., Karlson, B., Garde, A.G., Ørbæk, P. (2006) Bullying, health outcomes, and physiological stress response. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 60, 63-71

Ferveille, H. Olsen. O. & Hogh, A. (2007). A randomized trial of mailed questionnaires versus telephone interviews: Response patterns in a survey. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 7(27)

Ortega, A., Hogh, A., Pejtersen, J.H. & Olsen, O. Bullying at work (2008). Prevalence and risk groups in the Danish workforce. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 82, 417-426.

Hogh, A., Sharipova, M. & Borg, V. (2008) Incidence, recurrent violence and health among health-care workers. A two-year follow-up study. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 36, 706-712

Sharipova, M., Borg, V. & Hogh, A. (2008). Prevalence, seriousness and reporting work-related violence in the Danish Elderly care. Scandinavian Journal of the Caring Sciences, 22:4, 574

Persson, R., Hogh, A., Hansen, A.M., Nordander, C., Olhsson, K., Balogh, I., Österberg, K. & Ørbæk, P. (2009). Personality traits among bullied victims and witnesses to bullying in the manufacturing industry. Motivation and Emotion, 33, 4, 387-399

Sharipova, M., Hogh, A. & Borg, V. (2010). Individual and organisational risk factors for work-related violence in the Danish elderly care. Scandinavian Journal of the Caring Sciences 24.2, 332-340

Hogh, A., Carneiro, I.G., Giver, H. & Rugulies, R. (2011). Are immigrants in the nursing industry at increased risk of bullying at work? A one-year follow-up study. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 52, 49-56

Hogh, A., Mikkelsen, E.G. & Hansen, Å.M. (2011). Individual consequences of workplace bullying / mobbing. Chapter 4 in S. Einarsen, H. Hoel, D. Zapf & C. Cooper, Workplace Bullying: Development in Theory, Research and Practice. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis

Hansen, A.M., Hogh, A. & Persson, R. (2011). Physical and psychological consequences of bullying at work. Journal of Psychosomatic Research 70, 19-27.

Mikkelsen, E.G., Hogh, A. & Puggaard, L.B. (2011). Prevention of bullying and conflicts at work: Process factors influencing the implementation and effects of interventions. International Journal of Workplace Health Management 4; 1, 84-100

Hogh, A., Hoel, H. & Carneiro, I.G. (2011) Bullying and employee turn-over among health-care workers. A three-wave prospective study. Journal of Nursing Management, 19, 742-751

Ortega, A., Christensen, K.B., Hogh, A., Rugulies, R. & Borg, V. (2011). One year prospective study on the effect of workplace bullying on long-term sickness absence. Journal of Nursing Management, 19, 752-759

Hogh, A., Mikkelsen, E.G. & Hansen, A.M. (2011). Mobning – en traumatisk oplevelse? Psyke og Logos 32,4,496-514

Hogh, A., Mikkelsen, E.G. & Hansen, Å.M. Impact of bullying on workers. Chapter 2 in Tehrani, N. (2012) Managing bullying in the workplace. Supporting workers and organizations, p. 21-34. Routledge

Clausen, T. Hogh, A., & Borg (2012). A. Acts of offensive behaviour and risk of long-term sickness absence in the Danish elder-care services: a prospective analysis of register-based outcomes International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health 85, 381-387.

Hogh, A., Hansen, A.M., Mikkelsen, E.G., & Persson, R. (2012). Exposure to bullying behaviour at work, psychological stress reactions and physiological stress response. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 73, 47-52

Rugulies, R., Madsen, I.E.H., Hjarsbech, P.U., Hogh, A., Borg, V., Carneiro, I.G. & Aust, B. (2012). Bullying at work and risk of major depression. A prospective study among Danish female eldercare workers. Scandinavian Journal of Work Environment and Health 38(3), 218-27

Hogh, A.,Giver, H., Hannerz, H. and Pedersen, B.H. (2012). Bullying and violence as predictors of drop out in the elder care two years later. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 26, 730-737

Clausen, T., Høgh, A., Carneiro, I. & Borg, V. (2013). Does wellbeing mediate the association between the experience of acts of offensive behaviour and turnover among care workers? A longitudinal analysis. Journal of Advanced Nursing 96.6.1301-1313.

Rasmussen, C.A., Hogh, A. & Andersen, L.P.S. (2013) Threats and physical violence in the workplace: A comparative study of four areas of human service work. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, online first

Hansen, A.M., Hogh, A. & Garde, A.H. & Persson, R. (2014). Workplace bullying and future sleep problems – a two-year follow-up study. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 87, 3, 285-294

Conway, P.M., Hogh, A., Rugulies, R. & Hansen, A.M. (2014). Is sickness Presenteeism a risk factor for depression? A Danish 2-year follow-up study. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 56, 6, 595-603

Gullander, M., Hogh, A. Hansen Å. M., Persson, R., Rugulies, R., Kolstad, H. A., Thomsen, J. F., Willert, M. V., Gynderup, M., Mors, O., Bonde, J.P. (2014). Exposure to workplace bullying and risk of depression. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 56, 12, 1258-1265

Nielsen, J.H., Andersen, S. Hogh, A. (2015). Posttraumatic Stress Disorder among Danish Soldiers 2.5 Years after Military Deployment in Afghanistan: The Role of Personality Traits as Predisposing Risk Factors.  Journal of European Psychology Students,6.1.1-9

Conway, P.M., Clausen, T., Hansen, Å.M. & Hogh, A. (2015). Workplace bullying and sickness presenteeism: Cross-sectional and prospective associations in a 2-year follow-up study. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health (online / DOI 10.1007/s00420-015-1055-9)

Schnohr, CW, Keiding H, Grynderup MB, Hansen ÅM, Hogh A. (2015). How to improve your paper with a cost illness analysis: Providing an example on bullying among social care workers in the elder care. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 57, 6, e64

Francioli L., Hogh A., Conway P. M., Costa G., Karasek R., Hansen Å. M. (2015). Do personal dispositions affect the relationship between psychosocial working conditions and workplace bullying? Ethics & Behavior (online)

Gadegaard, C.A., Andersen, L.P. & Hogh, A. Effects of Violence-Prevention Behavior on Exposure to Workplace Violence and Threats: A Follow-up Study. Journal of Interpersonal Violence (in press)

Hogh, A., Conway, P.M., Grynderup, M., Gullander, M., Willert, M.V., Mikkelsen, E.G., Persson, R., Bonde, J.P. , Kolstad, H.A., Mors, O., Rugulies, R., Kaerlev, L., Hansen, Å.M. (2016). Negative acts at work as potential bullying behavior and depression: examining the direction of the association in a 2-year follow-up study. JOEM

Gullander, M, Grynderup, MB, Hansen, ÅM, Hogh, A, Persson, R, Kolstad, HA, Thomsen, JF, Mors, O, Andersen, JH, Kærlev, L, Bonde, JP. (2016) Are changes in workplace bullying status related to changes in salivary cortisol? A longitudinal study among Danish employees. J Psychosomatic Research

Gadegaard, C.A., Andersen, L.P. & Hogh, A. (2015). Effects of Violence-Prevention Behavior on Exposure to Workplace Violence and Threats: A Follow-up Study. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1-22

Francioli, F.,  Conway, P.M., Hansen, Å.M., Holten, A.L.,  Grynderup, M.B., Persson, R., Mikkelsen, E.G., Costa, G., Høgh, A. (2015). Quality of leadership and workplace bullying: The mediating role of social community at work in a two years follow-up study. Journal of Business Ethics (online). 

Holten, A.-L., Hancock, G.R., Persson, R., Hansen, Å., Høgh, A. (2016). Knowledge hoarding: antecendent or consequent of negative acts? The mediating role of trust and justice. Journal of Knowledge Hoarding, 20, 2, 215-229.

Conway, P.M., Clausen, T., Hansen, Å.M. & Hogh, A. (2016). Workplace bullying and sickness presenteeism: Cross-sectional and prospective associations in a 2-year follow-up study. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 89, 103-114 ( DOI 10.1007/s00420-015-1055-9)

Bonde, J.P., Gullander, M., Hansen, Å.M., Grynderup, M.B., Persson, R., Hogh, A., Willert, M., Kaerlev, L., Rugulies, R., Kolstad, H.A. (2016). Health correlates og workplace bullying: a three wave prospective follow-up study. Scan J. Work Environment and Health, 42, 1, 17-25

Hansen, ÅM, Gullander, M, Hogh, A, Persson, R, Kolstad, HA, Thomsen, JF, Willert, MV, Mors, NPO, Bonde, JP, Grynderup, MB. (2016) Workplace bullying and sleep problems – is leisure-time physical activity a mediator or a moderator? SJWEH, 42,1,26-33

Hogh, A., Conway, P.M., Grynderup, M., Gullander, M., Willert, M.V., Mikkelsen, E.G., Persson, R., Bonde, J.P. , Kolstad, H.A., Mors, O., Rugulies, R., Kaerlev, L., Hansen, Å.M. (2016). Negative acts at work as potential bullying behavior and depression: examining the direction of the association in a 2-year follow-up study. JOEM, 58,3, e72-e79

Grynderup, M.B., Nabe-Nielsen, K. Lange, T., Conway, PM., R., Bonde, J.P., Francioli L., Garde, A.H., Kaerlev, L., Rugulies, R., Vammen, M.A., Høgh, A., Hansen, Å.M. (2016). Does perceived stress mediate the association between workplace bullying and long-term sickness absence? JOEM, online

Nabe-Nielsen, K., Grynderup, M.B., Lange, T., Andersen, J. H., Bonde, J.P., Conway, P., Garde, A.H., Høgh, A., Kaerlev, L., Rugulies, R., Hansen, Å.M (2016). The role of poor sleep in the relation between bullying and unwanted sexual attention at work and long-term sickness absence. Int Arch Occup Environ Health, online

Hogh, A., Conway, P.M., Burr, H., Madsen, I., Clausen, T. (2016). Unwanted sexual attention and long-term sickness absence. A follow-up register based study. BMC Public Health, 16, 678, 1-10

Persson, R., Høgh, A., Grynderup, M., Willert, M., Gullander, M., Hansen, Å.M., Kolstad, H., Thomsen, J.F., Mikkelsen, E.G., Kristensen, A.S., Kaerlev, L., Rugulies, R., Bonde, J.P (2016). Relationship between changes in workplace bullying status and reporting of personality characteristics. JOEM (online)

Eriksen, T.L.M., Hogh, A. & Hansen, Å.M. (2016). Long-term Consequences of Workplace Bullying on Sickness Absence. IZA Discussion Paper No. 10101, July

Holten, A.L., Hancock, G., Mikkelsen, E.G., Persson, R. Hansen, Å.M. & Høgh, A. “The longitudinal effects of organisational change on experienced and enacted negative acts”. The Journal of Change Management (online)

Clausen, T., Hansen, J.V., Hogh, A., Garde, A.H., Persson, R., Conway, P.M., Grynderup, M., Hansen, Å.M., Rugulies, R.(2016). Exposure to negative acts and risk of turnover: A study of a register-based outcome among employees in three occupational groups. Int Arch Occup Environ Health (online)

Török, E., Hansen, Å.M., Grynderup, M.B., Garde, A.H., Høgh, A. & Nabe-Nielsen, K. (2016). The association between workplace bullying and depressive symptoms: The role of the perpetrator (online)

 

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