The results from the annual and lifetime prevalence rates of workplace bullying constitute a new piece of information in Hong Kong. This is important as workplace bullying is under-researched in the Asian context. The results revealed that the participants who are currently working in the current sample experienced different degrees of workplace bullying. The results were informative and could help the government and corporations to prevent bullying in the workplace and to promote a safe and respectful working environment.
In addition, the results showed that children whose parents were bullied in the workplace reported less optimal parenting, which was related to poor physical health and problem behavior in children. Positive parenting was related to positive child well-being. Our hypothesized model was that workplace bullying has an indirect effect on children’s health, well-being and behaviours. This was supported by the cross-sectional data. Therefore, parents need to be trained in emotional control and parenting.