Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 7(3), pp. 863 - 873
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070328
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Examination of the Relationships between Mobbing and Psychological Symptoms in Teachers


Öznur Tulunay Ateş *
Faculty of Education, Burdur Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

The aim of this research is to examine the relationships between mobbing and psychological symptoms in teachers and determine the impact of mobbing levels on psychological symptom levels. The study was carried out with 185 teachers in total – 116 female and 69 male – working in Burdur Province. Research data was collected using mobbing scale for teachers and Symptom Check List. In data analysis, Mann Whitney U test was conducted to determine whether gender and marital status vary according to mobbing and psychological symptoms. In addition, correlation analysis was conducted between mobbing and psychological symptoms and the model established for the relationship was tested with Structural Equation Modelling (SEM). In the analyses, it was determined that there is significant difference only on psychological symptom levels of teachers according to their genders. Relationships were identified between prevention of teachers' professional applications and situations such as somatization, obsessive-compulsive symptoms, interpersonal sensitivity, depression, anxiety, anger and hostility, phobic anxiety, paranoid thoughts, psychoticism, sleep, appetite and guilt. Furthermore, it was determined that there is a low-level positive significant relationship between mobbing and psychological symptom levels of teachers and mobbing levels have direct high-level impact on psychological symptom levels.

KEYWORDS
Mobbing, Psychological Symptom, Structural Equation Model, Teachers, Psychosomatic Diseases

Cite this paper
Öznur Tulunay Ateş . "Examination of the Relationships between Mobbing and Psychological Symptoms in Teachers." Universal Journal of Educational Research 7.3 (2019) 863 - 873. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070328.