The concept of "work" and the social interactions in the workplace contribute to develop the working satisfaction and the social and personal identity of the adult. The aim of the survey is that of checking up on the presence of a statistically significant relation between The Depression Syndrome and The Mobbing Phenomenon. It is necessary to understand and value if and how some of the employer's behaviours could have a heavy influence on the worker's psychophysical condition, up to causing a state of anxiety and depression. It has been used the now famous ≪LIPT ≫(Leymann Inventory of Psychological Terror), elaborated by Leymann at the beginning of the 90's. It is a short anonymous questionnaire recognized all over Europe as a standard to confirm the Mobbing existence in organizational contexts. The current version of the questionnaire is called ≪LIPT EGE ≫,a more suitable tool to check the seven parameters of the Mobbing determination, as well as the quantification of the consequent harm. Some scales for depressive symptoms evaluation have been added to the Mobbing questionnaire: The Self Rating Depression Scale (SDS) and The Depression Status Inventory (DSI) of Zung. The questionnaires are administered to 500 workers women in public and private corporation in Sicily, exactly in Siracusa and Catania provinces. 206 women aged 34-50 have answered the questionnaires. In addition to the age and the sex, the distinction variables of the examined people are the position in the firm, nationality, vocational qualification, and the yearly gross income. The research has begun in July and has continued on august 2006. Attention has been focused only on the administrative sectors. Through the x2 test and the exact Fisher test, the dependence between the changeable presence of depression in the two questionnaires (Zung 1 and Zung 2) and every single variable of the questionnaire on the Mobbing has been pointed out. In particular, the results establish a connection between the presence of depression and systematic isolation, and depression and the changes in the working tasks. The survey has pointed out the working conditions that may lead to Mobbing situations and to psychological frustration; it follows that the Mobbing prevention is a key element if you want to better working life and avoid social emargination.

Romano, C., De Giovanni, L., Santoro, P. E., Spataro, M., The relationship between mobbing and depression syndrome in the female working population of service industry: The problem statement and the prevention strategies in sicilian environment, Poster (Roma, 12-December 15-July 2007), <<GIORNALE ITALIANO DI MEDICINA DEL LAVORO ED ERGONOMIA>>, 2007; 29 (3): 675-678 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/212464]

The relationship between mobbing and depression syndrome in the female working population of service industry: The problem statement and the prevention strategies in sicilian environment

Santoro, P. E.;
2007

Abstract

The concept of "work" and the social interactions in the workplace contribute to develop the working satisfaction and the social and personal identity of the adult. The aim of the survey is that of checking up on the presence of a statistically significant relation between The Depression Syndrome and The Mobbing Phenomenon. It is necessary to understand and value if and how some of the employer's behaviours could have a heavy influence on the worker's psychophysical condition, up to causing a state of anxiety and depression. It has been used the now famous ≪LIPT ≫(Leymann Inventory of Psychological Terror), elaborated by Leymann at the beginning of the 90's. It is a short anonymous questionnaire recognized all over Europe as a standard to confirm the Mobbing existence in organizational contexts. The current version of the questionnaire is called ≪LIPT EGE ≫,a more suitable tool to check the seven parameters of the Mobbing determination, as well as the quantification of the consequent harm. Some scales for depressive symptoms evaluation have been added to the Mobbing questionnaire: The Self Rating Depression Scale (SDS) and The Depression Status Inventory (DSI) of Zung. The questionnaires are administered to 500 workers women in public and private corporation in Sicily, exactly in Siracusa and Catania provinces. 206 women aged 34-50 have answered the questionnaires. In addition to the age and the sex, the distinction variables of the examined people are the position in the firm, nationality, vocational qualification, and the yearly gross income. The research has begun in July and has continued on august 2006. Attention has been focused only on the administrative sectors. Through the x2 test and the exact Fisher test, the dependence between the changeable presence of depression in the two questionnaires (Zung 1 and Zung 2) and every single variable of the questionnaire on the Mobbing has been pointed out. In particular, the results establish a connection between the presence of depression and systematic isolation, and depression and the changes in the working tasks. The survey has pointed out the working conditions that may lead to Mobbing situations and to psychological frustration; it follows that the Mobbing prevention is a key element if you want to better working life and avoid social emargination.
Italiano
70° Congresso Nazionale SIMLII
Roma
Poster
12-dic-2007
15-lug-2007
Romano, C., De Giovanni, L., Santoro, P. E., Spataro, M., The relationship between mobbing and depression syndrome in the female working population of service industry: The problem statement and the prevention strategies in sicilian environment, Poster (Roma, 12-December 15-July 2007), <<GIORNALE ITALIANO DI MEDICINA DEL LAVORO ED ERGONOMIA>>, 2007; 29 (3): 675-678 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/212464]
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