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Document ID (ISN)106941
CIS number 07-993
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bilgel N., Aytac S., Bayram N.
Title Bullying in Turkish white-collar workers
Bibliographic information June 2006, Vol.56, No.4, p.226-231. Illus. 38 ref.
Abstract The objective of this cross-sectional study was to determine the prevalence of workplace bullying among white-collar workers and to evaluate its effect on health. A questionnaire survey was carried out among full-time government employees in the health, education and security sectors in Turkey. Bullying was assessed using a 20-item inventory. A total of 944 participants responded (response rate 79%). Among respondents, 55% reported experiencing bullying in the previous year and 47% had witnessed the bullying of others. The bully was most likely to be a superior. Sixty per cent of victims had tried to take action against bullying, but most were dissatisfied with the outcome. There were significant differences in anxiety, depression, job-induced stress and support at work scores between those reporting bullying and those not reporting bullying at work.
Descriptors (primary) Turkey; government services; white-collar workers; bullying
Descriptors (secondary) anxiety; depressive neurosis; questionnaire survey; cross-sectional study; frequency rates; health care personnel; stress factors; police forces; educational institutions
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceTurkey
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Public and government services
Bullying and mobbing