Business & Economics
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Socio-Demographic Characteristics of Mobbing and Discrimination in Employee Relations
Pranas Žukauskas, Jolita Vveinhardt
ABSTRACT. In the article the works of early mobbing researches H. Leymann, K. Niedl, D. Zapf, K. Warth, R. F. Thomas and the works of the past decade, pointing out socio-demographic aspects‘ characteristics are discussed. After the analysis of scientific literature and after the performance of exploratory analysis there was created a questionnaire to diagnose mobbing and discrimination in employee relations. The reliability of the inventory was proved by high Cronbach alpha values; the questionnaire was answered 1379 respondents which represent public and private sector. The diagnosis of mobbing and discrimination in employee relations was one of the components of the research, which was performed to state the influence of the discusses phenomenon on the organization‘s climate. In the article the phenomenon of mobbing is viewed from the socio demographic aspect: according to the sector (private, public), according to the professional activity, work experience in the current organization, according to the position (subordinates, chiefs of different rank), according to the age, education etc. Socio-demographic point of view is chosen in order to state which peculiarities point out the victim of mobbing.
KEYWORDS: employee, interpersonal relations, discrimination, mobbing, diagnosis of mobbing, jeer, victim, harassment, Lithuania.
JEL classification: M12, M14, M19, P2.