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Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v13 n1 p193-199 Win 2013

In this study, it was aimed to investigate possible mobbing problems in universities, their causes and results, and to attract attention to precautions that can be taken. Phenomenology as one of the qualitative research methods was used in the study. Sample group of the study was selected through the criteria sampling method and eight instructors with a title of professors, associate and assistant professors and assistants were included. Data were obtained through semi-structured interviews. Study results indicated that instructors were exposed to attacks related to their job performances, communications and relationships with their colleagues, characteristic features and values, threatening and violent behaviors and it was established that various features of the instructors mobbing and being exposed to it and organizational factors led up to the mobbing. It was observed that mobbing affected victims psychologically, physically, and economically and posed problems in terms of job performances and family life. The views on preventing mobbing were examined within the frame of ethics institutions, rectorship election system, authority of rectorship, and training of instructors.

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Phenomenology, College Faculty, Semi Structured Interviews, Work Environment, Violence, Victims, Psychological Patterns, Conflict, Stress Variables, Organizational Culture, Qualitative Research

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Autor: Celep, Cevat; Konakli, Tugba


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