A study on "mobbing" in maritime field: a case study in the Turkish maritime industry

Serdar Kum, Yildiray Ertas

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Nowadays, there are many reasons for people to be stressful and restless in their working environments. One of the reasons leading to this situation is known as "mobbing". The term "mobbing" means "bullying of an individual by a group". It usually happens among employees. The main effects of mobbing are the generation of stress and reduction of employee performance at work. In general, research shows that mobbing is particularly common in the public sector. The aim of this research is to understand the frequency of mobbing on employees in the Turkish maritime industry as a case study. In this study, a questionnaire survey on ship, shipyard, public and private company workers was applied to understand how often employees are exposed to mobbing. After analysing the results, it is also aimed to obtain information about the reasons and causes of mobbing, and then we can get some advice for this issue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)248-254
Number of pages7
JournalInternational maritime health
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • bullying
  • mobbing in maritime
  • occupational victimisation


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