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2014, vol. 36, iss. 3-4, pp. 5-14
Mobbing and career counselling
aUniversity of Belgrade, Faculty of Security Studies
bUniversity Singidunum, Faculty of Business Economics, Belgrade
Security and protection of organization and functioning of the educational system in the Republic of Serbia (basic precepts, principles, protocols, procedures and means) (MESTD - 47017)
Advancing Serbia's Competitiveness in the Process of EU Accession (MESTD - 47028)

Keywords: career counseling; professional misconduct; hostility; job satisfaction
Previous researches in the mobbing area have pointed out a connection between mobbing and decreased job satisfaction, a drop in work productivity and the intention of resigning. If a job change is caused by mobbing it leaves consequences on making career decisions and career development of the individual. Victims of mobbing are less devoted to raising their competence and more towards avoidance of colleagues. In our research we start with case studies of mobbing, and then present an instrument for quick and efficient detection of mobbing. At the end we point out the significance of career counselling as a form of help in finding a mechanism to overcome mobbing as a work crisis. A short questionnaire with 10 items was tested on an convenient sample, it has proven to be highly reliable (Cronbach's Alpha=.853) and it has a statistically significant negative correlation with Job satisfaction as a criterion variable (r= -.478, p<.001). We propose including mobbing measuring as a part of physical examination of employees, additional training should be provided to inform the employees about previous findings connected to mobbing, and, also, enforce the employees to use career counselling for overcoming problems that have arisen during mobbing.
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article language: Serbian
document type: unclassified
DOI: 10.5937/engrami1404005K
published in SCIndeks: 06/07/2015