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Document ID (ISN)109656
CIS number 09-744
ISSN - Serial title 1120-2971 - Prevenzione oggi
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Campo G., Fattorini E.
Title Human resource management in organizational change and the issue of mobbing: An Italian experience
Original title La gestione delle risorse umane nelle organizzazioni che cambiano e la problematica del mobbing: un'esperienza italiana [in Italian]
Bibliographic information 2nd quarter 2007, Vol.3, No.2, p.37-45. Illus. 13 ref.
Internet access [in Italian] [in English]
Abstract Staff redundancies that often result from mergers and organizational changes in the business world are difficult to implement in public sector companies, where such changes often lead to mobbing. The objective of this survey of the power sector, which in recent years has been affected by considerable organizational changes, was to determine the frequency and risk factors of mobbing. Data were collected by means of questionnaires. Findings show a working environment that tends to isolate and alienate a significant number of workers, one out of three, who explicitly claimed that they felt victims of psychological violence and also felt useless and little appreciated in performing a meaningless job. On the whole, women and older workers tend to be the most exposed to psychological abuse. The older were not old enough to benefit from early retirement schemes and who, like women, were unable to return to the labour market with confidence after years of harassment and humiliation.
Descriptors (primary) bullying; power generation and distribution; psychology of work organization; Italy
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; psychology and sociology; motivation; sex-linked differences; questionnaire survey; age-linked differences; mental health
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Power generation and distribution
Psychology of work organization
Bullying and mobbing