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Document ID (ISN)100821
CIS number 02-1986
ISSN - Serial title 1121-9017 - Medicina del lavoro
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cassitto M.G.
Title Mobbing in the workplace: New aspects of an old phenomenon
Original title Molestie morali nei luoghi di lavoro: nuovi aspetti di un vecchio fenomeno [in Italian]
Bibliographic information Jan.-Feb. 2001, Vol.92, No.1, p.12-24. 18 ref.
Abstract Psychological violence or mobbing should not be confused with normal competition and conflicts encountered in the workplace. It can be due to traditional motives, such as part of an attempt to get rid of an undesired individual or to a definite corporate strategy aimed at reducing the workforce. Mobbing has been recognized as a significant source of individual discomfort and subsequent illness. Lacking specific diagnostic criteria, post-traumatic stress disorder and adjustment disorder have been adopted from the international classification of mental diseases (DSM). Mobbing control is recognized not only as a target of prevention but also as a moral obligation.
Descriptors (primary) neuropsychic stress; bullying; violence; personality disorders; labour-management relations
Descriptors (secondary) psychology of work organization; social aspects; disciplinary measures
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Mental stress and burnout
Bullying and mobbing
Violence and terrorism