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Current Approaches in Social Sciences

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 Ethical Leadership on Mobbing: A Research Study on Healthcare Organisations


Abstract This empirical study’s aim is to determine the relationships between the level of ethical leadership attitudes of healthcare sector managers and mobbing in healthcare institutions. The research study reveals the health sector employees’ views of mobbing and whether or not there is a difference between their demographic characteristics and their interpretations on mobbing. The term mobbing is of Anglo-Saxon origin and represents psychological abuse in the workplace against an individual or a group which occurs at least once a week for at least six months.

The research study was based on a questionnaire. The questionnaire consisted of the ‘Ethical Leadership’ scale which is developed by Brown et al. (2005), the ‘Leymann Inventory of Psychological Terror (LIPT)’ Mobbing scale (1996), and relevant demographical items. The questionnaire was applied to 417 personnel from health organisations which are located in the province of Çanakkale. The study indicated that ethical leadership and mobbing have negative relationships and the gender and marital status of respondents are significant factors on mobbing issues.

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