MOBBING IN A CROSS-SECTIONAL NATIONAL SAMPLE: The Turkish Case
►Jale Minibas-Poussard, PhD and Meltem İdiğ-Çamuroğlu, PhD
In this empirical study we examined mobbing settings and outcomes with a data set from a cross-sectional occupational sample collected in ten cities in Turkey (N=853). The prevalence of mobbing in this sample was 23%, while victimization was 17% only. The most frequent aggressive behaviors were threats to the victim’s personal and occupational reputation such as having been denied a praise or promotion, having had one's contributions ignored by others, having been given unreasonable workloads above competence or simple and meaningless work below competence. Perpetrators were mostly superiors. Analyses revealed that oppressive management was the most influential factor for mobbing in work environment.
Keywords: Mobbing, Individual Behavior, Organizational Behavior
JEL Classification: C91, C92, D22