Assessment of Bossing in Secondary School Environment of the Slovak Republic in Category

Hodnotenie bossingu v prostredí stredných škôl Slovenskej republiky v kategóriách „Komunikácia“ a „Zdravie“ v závislosti od praxe respondentov
Assessment of Bossing in Secondary School Environment of the Slovak Republic in Category "Communication Area" and "Health Area" Depending on the Length of Practice of the Respondents

Author(s): Milan Droppa, Anna Chocholáková, Pavol Budaj, Karol Čarnogurský
Subject(s): Anthropology, Social Sciences, Psychology, Sociology
Published by: VERBUM - vydavateľstvo Katolíckej univerzity v Ružomberku
Keywords: Communication area; Health; Work; Mobbing; Bossing

Summary/Abstract: Purpose: The concept of "bossing", a psychological terror at work, carried out by the superior over the subordinates, is a pathological phenomenon and by its existence negatively affects a variety of factors in the organization, such as the work performance of the subordinates, their health status, the quality of the working atmosphere, the reputation of the organization. That is why the aim of the paper to analyse the occurrence of bossing in the secondary school environment in the Slovak Republic in the categories "Communication area" and "Health area". Proposal (methodology) approach: Three methods were used to analyse this phenomenon: empirical, analytical and mathematical--statistical methods. The data obtained by the questionnaire technique allowed to evaluate the problems associated with bossing. The survey was carried out during 2017 and included the necessary number of 393 respondents from secondary schools. Findings: Our research has confirmed that bossing does not occur in the examined categories. However, the results, which are within accepted tolerance, indicate that the absence of bossing is not definite. Research/Practical Consequences: Our research has several implications. First, it confirmed that bossing does not occur in the examined categories. Secondly, the observed values indicate that this phenomenon needs to be periodically monitored in the future as it tends to expand in the European area. Originality/value: The originality of the paper is the result of the presentation of a qualitative research related to the significant pathological phenomenon that may arise in the organization at any time.

  • Issue Year: XVIII/2018
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 28-43
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English