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Current Approaches in Social Sciences

Edited By Rasim Yilmaz, Günther Löschnigg, Hasan Arslan and Mehmet Ali Icbay

Current Approaches in Social Sciences is a collection of research papers on a wide range of social issues written by researchers from several different institutions. The book will appeal to educators, researchers, social students and teachers of all subjects and of all levels, who wish to develop personally and professionally. It will also be useful to all those who interact, one way or another, with both students and teachers in a social context.
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The Effects of Nurses’ Mobbing Perceptions on their Working Performances


Abstract: The aim of the study is to investigate the effects of nurses’ perceptions of mobbing on their work performances.

Materials and methods: The study was carried out on nurses who work at a state hospital during November and December 2013 (n: 220). Sampling was not preferred and the study was applied on 121 people (n: 55.0). The Leymann’s Inventory of Psychological Terror and work performances scale were used in order to measure nurses’ perception of mobbing. A Likert-type scale was used in the study.

Findings and discussion: While 43.8% (n: 53) of the nurses stated that they had been subjected to mobbing during their career, 56.2% (n: 68) stated that they had not. It was found that the perceptions of nurses in general and nurses who have been subjected to mobbing are at a considerably low level.

Conclusion and suggestions: As a conclusion, we could not find evidence of a relationship between work performances of nurses in general and of nurses who were subjected to mobbing. However, we found that work performances of nurses who were subjected to mobbing are lower than nurses who were not. Even though mobbing is at low levels, hospital administration should take necessary precautions in order to prevent it.

Keywords: Mobbing, work performance.


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