The relation between mobbing behaviors teachers in elementary schools are exposed to and their burnout levels

Tanhan F., Cam Z.

3rd World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), İstanbul, Turkey, 3 - 07 February 2011, vol.15, pp.2704-2709 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 15
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.04.174
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.2704-2709
  • Keywords: Mobbing, exposure to mobbing, burnout, emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, personal accomplishment, JOB STRESS
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Aim of this study is to determine the relation between the mobbing behaviors teachers are exposed to and their burnout levels. With this purpose, data of the study were gathered from 451 teachers in total (230 elementary school teachers and 221 teachers from other specific fields of study) working at schools with different socio-economical levels in Van Province. Data gathered were firstly classified via clustering analysis; thereby the level of mobbing and burnout was determined. Then the relation between these two variables was determined through Spearman Rho (r(s)) correlation coefficient. In brief, teachers suffer from moderate mobbing acts at schools and show a moderate level of emotional exhaustion. Furthermore, teachers have a low level of depersonalization and high level of personal accomplishment. There is also a significant and moderate relation between total scores of mobbing act and emotional exhaustion; and depersonalization and burnout. On the other hand, there is a poor relation in negative direction between personal accomplishment and mobbing act. (C) 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd.