"Measuring mobbing experiences of academic nurses:
Development of a mobbing scale"
by Havva Ozturk, Serap Sokmen, Fatma Yilmaz & Dilek Cilingir
Purpose: The aims of this study were to develop a mobbing scale for academic
nurses and to determine their mobbing experiences.
Data sources: Data were collected between January and June 2006 with a
60-item mobbing scale and a questionnaire composed of 6 questions concerning
demographics and 10 questions regarding nurses’ opinions about mobbing.
Conclusions: For the Mobbing Scale for Academic Nurses, the content validity
index was 88%, item-to-total correlations ranged from .41 to .73, Cronbach
a was .97, and Kaiser–Meyer–Olkin measure of sampling adequacy was .72.
Barlett’s test yielded quite significant results (v2 = 7905.47, p = .000). The scale
was composed of eight subscales. One fifth of the academic nurses experienced
mobbing, and there was evidence of mobbing at university nursing schools.
Implications for practice: The mobbing scale for academic nurses can be used
to collect reliable and accurate data about mobbing experienced by academic
nurses. If there is mobbing in nursing faculties and schools, appropriate precautions
should be taken to protect people against mobbing, and a safe and
comfortable atmosphere must be created in nursing faculties and schools.
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