The Effects of Ethical Leadership on Mobbing: A Research Study on Healthcare Organisations


in: Current Approaches in Social Sciences, Yılmaz, R., Löschnigg, G., Arslan, H., Icbay, M.A., Editor, Peter Lang Gmbh, Frankfurt Am Main,, pp.517-534, 2015

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh
  • City: Frankfurt Am Main,
  • Page Numbers: pp.517-534
  • Editors: Yılmaz, R., Löschnigg, G., Arslan, H., Icbay, M.A., Editor
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


This empirical study’s aim is to determine the relationships between the level of ethical leadership attitudes of health sector managers and mobbing in health institutions. The research reveals health sector employees’ view of mobbing and whether or not there is a difference between their demographic characteristics and their interpretations on mobbing. The term mobbing is of Anglo-Saxon origin and represents a basic organizational problem which is of great danger in both individual and institutional levels. The research was based on a questionnaire consisting of ‘Ethical Leadership’ scale which is developed by Brown et al. (2005), ‘Leymann Inventory of Psychological TerrorLIPT’ scale (1996) and relevant demographical items. The questionnaire is applied to 370 personnel from health organisations which are located in the province of Çanakkale. In this research, it was found that health sector managers showed ethical leadership behaviours moderately. Ethical leadership and mobbing have negative relationships. Furthermore, relationship between ethical leaders’ perceptions, gender, marital status of respondents, the type of health organisation are significant factors.