Author(s): Picakciefe M, Acar G, Colak Z, Kilic I
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Abstract Mobbing is a type of violence which occurs in workplaces and is classified under the community violence subgroup of interpersonal violence. The aim of this study is to examine health care workers who work in primary health care in the city of Mugla and to determine whether there is a relationship between sociodemographic characteristics, work conditions, and their level of mobbing. A cross-sectional analysis has been conducted in which 130 primary health care workers were selected. Of the 130, 119 health workers participated, yielding a response rate of 91.5\%; 83.2\% of health workers are female, 42.9\% are midwives, 27.7\% are nurses, and 14.3\% are doctors. In all, 31.1\% of health workers have faced with "mobbing" in the last 1 year, and the frequency of experiencing "mobbing" of those 48.6\% of them is 1 to 3 times per year. A total of 70.3\% of those who apply "mobbing" are senior health workers, and 91.9\% are female. The frequency of encountering with "mobbing" was found significantly in married health workers, in those 16 years and above according to examined total working time, in those who have psychosocial reactions, and in those who have counterproductive behaviors. It has been discovered that primary health care workers have high prevalence of "mobbing" exposure. To avoid "mobbing" at workplace, authorities and responsibilities of all employees have to be clearly determined. © The Author(s) 2015.
This article was published in J Interpers Violence
and referenced in Primary Healthcare: Open Access