Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 5(12A), pp. 168 - 175
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.051323
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Perception of Mobbing by Teachers and Organizational Depression: A Correlational Model Study

Esef Hakan Toytok *
Department of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Education, Siirt University, Turkey


As is known, mobbing (intimidation) is an important concept being subject to many researches in numerous fields and many researchers suggest that this concept has the power to directly affect organizational structures. Even though the concept of mobbing changes from country to country, culture to culture and organization to organization, it is seen that its consequences in terms of employees are the same. It is also seen in researches that the most recent concept in studies to improve organizational effectiveness is organizational depression and it directly affects operability and functionality of organization. As in mobbing, there are depressive symptoms of organizational depression such as decrease in performance, lack of communication, motivation and unhappiness. Therefore, this research aims to clarify the concepts of mobbing and organizational depression, which affect organizational functioning and achieving organizational objectives to this extent to determine mobbing and perception levels of organizational depression to teachers who have vital importance for educational organizations and which are exposed to in terms of various variables and to reveal the relationship and impact of these perception levels. Descriptive Relational Screening Model, a quantitative research method, is used for this research. The universe of the research is composed of 1642 teachers working at primary, secondary and high schools in the center of Siirt province and its sample includes 386 randomly selected teachers. The obtained data are entered into SPSS 21 packaged software and the appropriate statistical analysis procedure is adopted. The findings obtained as the result of statistical processes are tabulated, analysed and interpreted. According to the results based on the obtained findings in the research, teachers are not exposed to high-level mobbing and organizational depression. No significant difference is seen in their perception of mobbing and organizational depression in terms of independent variables such as marital status, gender, and professional seniority but there are significant differences for mobbing in independent variables of school types and branches and for organizational depression in the variable of country's states. It is seen in the research that there is a medium level and positive significant relationship between mobbing and organizational depression. The regression analysis shows that more than 15% of depression in an organization can be attributed to mobbing.

Organization, Mobbing, Organizational Depression

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[1] Esef Hakan Toytok , "Perception of Mobbing by Teachers and Organizational Depression: A Correlational Model Study," Universal Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 5, No. 12A, pp. 168 - 175, 2017. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.051323.

(b). APA Format:
Esef Hakan Toytok (2017). Perception of Mobbing by Teachers and Organizational Depression: A Correlational Model Study. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 5(12A), 168 - 175. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.051323.