Mobbing as a Psycho-social Risk at Work: A Study in Turkey


Aytac S., DURSUN S. , Gokce A.

7th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE) / International Conference on Social and Occupational Ergonomics, Florida, United States Of America, 27 - 31 July 2016, vol.487, pp.369-376 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 487
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-319-41688-5_34
  • City: Florida
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.369-376

Abstract

Workplace mobbing can adverse effects on occupational health and safety are termed psycho-social risk factors. Psycho-social risks, compared to other risk groups like physical, biological and chemical risks, the lesser-known area of occupational health and safety in Turkey. Psycho-social risks are identified as social and organizational adversary activities which emerge due to the methods applied and arranged in relation to work life that give rise to psychological and physical harms. Mobbing as psycho-social risk factors can cause many negative effects on employees in today's work life. These negative effects also results some unintended consequences such as low job satisfaction, absenteeism, aggression, anxiety, depression and some health problems. As with all hazards, mobbing (in whatever form) should be treated as a health and safety hazard and risk assessment methods should be used to prevent and control it. This paper objectives to identify the prevalence of reported workplace mobbing among a group of health workers, to evaluate the association between reported mobbing and its effect on workers' health. As a result of this study, we could come to the conclusion that the first of all we have to reduce psycho-social risks. After this achievement, we are able to say that psycho-social risks are the result of harmful effect on individual.