International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Relationships among Perceived Job Stressors, Workplace Bullying and Job Stress in the Health Care Services in Turkey: A Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) Approach
Nuray Akar

The aim of this study is to investigate the relationships among perceived job stressors, workplace bullying and job stress using structural equation modeling. The data is obtained from 300 health service staff (junior doctors and nurses) in Turkey. Considering the findings, it is concluded that nurses experience more workplace bullying and job stress than junior doctors. It is also noted that the averages of work-overload, work-related bullying and burnout sub-factors are higher than the others. Results obtained from the structural equation modeling indicate that perceived job stressors affect workplace bullying positively and that perceived job stressors have a positive influence on job stress. Furthermore, there is a positive relationship between workplace bullying and job stress. In other words, job stress of health employees who experience workplace bullying is high.

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