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MOBBING AT WORK: EXPERIENCES IN THE GREEK PUBLIC SECTOR
MOBBING AT WORK: EXPERIENCES IN THE GREEK PUBLIC SECTOR

Author(s): Christina BATSI, Kostas Karamanis
Subject(s): Business Economy / Management
Published by: Academia de Studii Economice - Centrul de Cercetare in Administratie si Servicii Publice (CCASP)
Keywords: work harassment;public sector; civil servants; work harassment scale; mobbing;

Summary/Abstract: In recent years a new, threatening phenomenon has been developed in the workplace, which entails major personal, family, professional and social implications. The phenomenon is known as "Mobbing Syndrome" and describes repetitive occasional behavior inside or outside the enterprise, which is manifested by fierce actions, words or ways of organizing work and aims at forming a hostile, degraded environment that affects personality, the dignity or physical and mental integrity of the worker in order to cause his resignation. The purpose of this study is to quantify and record the incidents affecting the wider public sector of Epirus. A questionnaire was used to carry out the study, which was distributed to employees of the wider public sector in the region of Epirus. The WHS (Work Harassment Scale) questionnaire by Björkqvist and Österman (1992) consists of 24 questions. Workers must show their preference to a five-point risk scale several times during the past six months who have experienced depressive and oppressive behavior by their colleagues or their employer during work.The results of the survey highlighted alarming trends in the public sector and highlighted the need for administrative and legislative measures to address it.

  • Issue Year: 11/2019
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 23-33
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English