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Fırat Tıp Dergisi
2016, Cilt 21, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 091-195
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Mobbing Frequency among Working Individuals and Its Relationship with Depression
Sevda KORKMAZ1, Esra SOYLU2, Zeynep Betül GÖK3, Görkem YİĞİT3, Aslı KOCALMIŞ3, Nur HARPUTLUGİL3, Gani TEMİZKAN4, Ebru ÖNALAN5
1Fırat Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Psikiyatri ABD, Elazığ, Türkiye
2Elazığ Belediyesi, Elazığ, Türkiye
3Özel işyeri, Elazığ, Türkiye
4Adıyaman Devlet Hastanesi, Psikiyatri Kliniği, Adıyaman, Türkiye
5Fırat Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Tıbbi Biyoloji, Elazığ, Türkiye

Objective: Mobbing is an act of psychological intimidation via an emotional attack, abusing the existing power or position among the workers in a workplace. The objective of this study is to scrutinize the frequency of mobbing in the workplace among working individuals, modes of mobbing behavior, characteristics of individuals who implement or face mobbing, the frequency of depression among individuals who face mobbing, and the relationship between mobbing and depression.

Material and methods: 100 individuals, who were at least high school graduates, participated in this study, which was conducted in descriptive and cross-sectional order. The participants, selected via simple random sampling, have provided their demographic features, filled out a survey form on the frequency of psychological mobbing they faced during the last six months at the workplace and the Beck Depression Questionnaire.

Findings: A total of 100 individuals were accepted in the study. 43% of the participants stated that they have faced mobbing and it was determined that depression was observed in the 98% of these cases. It was identified that both males and females were subjected to mobbing by their male superiors (79%). Mean mobbing score was 1.51±0.53 among individuals without depression; and it was 2.07±0.70 among those with a medium level of depression; and it was 2.58±0.7 among those with heavy depression. A significant correlation was found between Beck depression and mobbing scores (p<0.001).

Results: Mobbing in the work environment should be considered as a significant occupational health issue and necessary measures should immediately be taken to deal with it.

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