A Case Study on Ethno-Cultural Mobbing and Experiences in Schools

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Gülnur Ak Küçükçayır; Sadegül Akbaba Altun


Mobbing, which threatens organizations, is a kind of psychological coercion in a context of workplace violence. Mobbing creates a kind of psychological pressure at work that can lead to pathological problems that threaten the victims’ private life and lead to great damage to individuals both spiritually and physically. In a conceptual framework of mobbing, personal, organizational, and social reasons may cause the victimization. The aim of this paper is to identify mobbing phenomena at educational organizations which are rooted in ethno-cultural differences by analyzing and interpreting critical examples of specific events of mobbing. This study has employed a case study of qualitative approach. Data were collected through in-depth interviews. Findings indicated that there could be differences and similarities between the mobbing experiences of victims, depending on the reasons. Mobbing behaviors rooted in ethno-cultural reason could be applied collective and multi-directed among different groups; causes could be more hurtful and, have broader implications for workplace violence than other kinds of mobbing, with the possibility of physical violence and destruction.


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Gülnur Ak Küçükçayır; Sadegül Akbaba Altun. (2021). A Case Study on Ethno-Cultural Mobbing and Experiences in Schools. Educational Administration: Theory and Practice, 22(2), 137–164. https://doi.org/10.17762/kuey.v22i2.116