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Yıkılmaz, Kübra
The aim of the present study was to investigate factors that determine the coping styles used by victims of mobbing. The variables used were locus of control and attribution style, which was further differentiated as attributing the reason of mobbing to the self, perpetrator, or organization. The outcome variable was coping strategies classified as problem focused and emotion focused coping style. Hundred and sixty victims of mobbing participated in the study. The results showed that locus of control of victims of mobbing had a main effect on coping style used. That is, individuals with an internal locus of control were more likely to use a problem focused coping style. Attribution to the self, perpetrator or organization failed to predict the coping style used by the victims. The findings are discussed together with the strength and limitations of the study, and some suggestions for future research are made.


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Citation Formats
K. Yıkılmaz, “The Effect of locus of control and attribution processes on coping style of victims of mobbing,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2013.