Investigation of the association between mobbing and musculoskeletal discomfort in academicians

Taspinar B., Taspinar F., Guclu S. , Nalbant A., Calik B. B. , Uslu A., ...More

JAPANESE PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH, vol.55, no.4, pp.400-408, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/jpr.12030
  • Page Numbers: pp.400-408


This study aimed to identify the association between exposure to mobbing and musculoskeletal discomfort in academicians. One hundred academicians working at a university were included in the study. Permission was granted by the Rector prior to the study and questionnaires were delivered to the academicians. The Turkish version of the Leymann Inventory of Psychological Terror (LIPT) was used to evaluate mobbing and the Turkish version of the Cornell Musculoskeletal Discomfort Questionnaire (CMDQ) was used to assess musculoskeletal discomfort. When the data were analyzed, a moderate association was found between mobbing perceived by the academic staff and musculoskeletal discomfort. In conclusion, this study showed that mobbing is a risk factor for musculoskeletal discomfort.