Development of Mobbing Questionnaire for Educators in Turkey

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Gokce A.

INDIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WORK, vol.70, no.4, pp.571-595, 2009 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 70 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.571-595
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study was to develop a valid and reliable measurement tool for mobbing among educators. The sub-scales include aggressive acts that can trigger mobbing, causes of mobbing, and coping strategies against mobbing. The sample for the study were teachers (n=596) and school administrators (n=381) from public elementary schools, and teachers (n=593) and school administrators (n=272) from private elementary schools. Data was gathered using the 'mobbing questionnaire' that was specifically developed in order to determine factor structure of the scale by applying exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis. For reliability of the scale, Cronbach Alfa coefficients of the sub-scales were calculated Results reveal that the mobbing scale is valid and reliable. The analysis of its application provides empirical insights about how educators can be mobbed in the Turkish educational system The results indicate that female educators were mobbed more than their male counterparts.