Job demands and job resources as the antecedents of mobbing and the consequences

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2015
Yeldan, Sinem
The aim of the present study is to examine the relationship between antecedents namely job demands and job resources and mobbing and the consequences which are individual’s general health, job satisfaction and affective organizational commitment. Moreover, for antecedents part moderating role of negative affectivity between job demands, job resources and targets’ reports of mobbing was investigated and for consequences part, burnout was considered as a mediating variable between targets’ reports of mobbing, general health, job satisfaction and organizational commitment. Data were collected from 223 employees working in various sectors via online survey. Of the participants, 142 of them were women (63.7%) and 81 were men (36.3%). The results of regression analysis showed that there was a significant positive relationship between job demands and targets’ reports of mobbing and significant negative relationship between job resources and targets’ reports of mobbing. Negative affectivity moderated the relationship between job resources and mobbing. However, there was no moderation effect of negative affectivity between job demands and mobbing. Furthermore, burnout partially mediated the positive relationship between mobbing and individual’s general health, negative relationship between mobbing and affective organizational commitment; further, fully mediated the negative association between job satisfaction and mobbing. The results were discussed in detail, limitations and suggestions for future research, contributions of this study, and practical implications for the managers were stated.

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S. Yeldan, “Job demands and job resources as the antecedents of mobbing and the consequences,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2015.