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Vol 1, No 1 (2016)
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Published online: 2016-11-22
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THE SCALE OF THE MOBBING PROBLEM AMONG PARAMEDICS IN THE UNITED STATES AND POLAND

Togay Evrin, Marcin Madziala
DOI: 10.5603/DEMJ.2016.0008
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Disaster Emerg Med J 2016;1(1):50-54.

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Vol 1, No 1 (2016)
BRIEF REPORTS
Published online: 2016-11-22

Abstract

BACKGROUND: In the last several years the problem of mobbing has drawn noticeable attention among members of society. In particular, one of the groups which have become a subject of mobbing comprises paramedics. This study aims to de ne the scale of mobbing among paramedics working in Poland and in the United States of America.

METHODS: The present study was performed by the means of a diagnostic survey among 2,135 paramedics working in Poland and the United States of America.

RESULTS: The obtained results show that mobbing is widespread among paramedics working both in Poland and the US (83.68% and 30.79%, respectively), while it was most frequently pointed out that the perpetrator was a supervisor (52% and 35%, respectively). A positive correlation was observed between the intensi cation of the process of mobbing and the young age, female gender and shorter work experience of the victim.

CONCLUSIONS: Mobbing is a signi cant problem in the work of paramedics, while the scale of the occurrence of this phenomenon may indicate inadequacies in the process of management of human resources within paramedic teams.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: In the last several years the problem of mobbing has drawn noticeable attention among members of society. In particular, one of the groups which have become a subject of mobbing comprises paramedics. This study aims to de ne the scale of mobbing among paramedics working in Poland and in the United States of America.

METHODS: The present study was performed by the means of a diagnostic survey among 2,135 paramedics working in Poland and the United States of America.

RESULTS: The obtained results show that mobbing is widespread among paramedics working both in Poland and the US (83.68% and 30.79%, respectively), while it was most frequently pointed out that the perpetrator was a supervisor (52% and 35%, respectively). A positive correlation was observed between the intensi cation of the process of mobbing and the young age, female gender and shorter work experience of the victim.

CONCLUSIONS: Mobbing is a signi cant problem in the work of paramedics, while the scale of the occurrence of this phenomenon may indicate inadequacies in the process of management of human resources within paramedic teams.

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Keywords

mobbing, paramedic, work

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Title

THE SCALE OF THE MOBBING PROBLEM AMONG PARAMEDICS IN THE UNITED STATES AND POLAND

Journal

Disaster and Emergency Medicine Journal

Issue

Vol 1, No 1 (2016)

Article type

Brief communication

Pages

50-54

Published online

2016-11-22

DOI

10.5603/DEMJ.2016.0008

Bibliographic record

Disaster Emerg Med J 2016;1(1):50-54.

Keywords

mobbing
paramedic
work

Authors

Togay Evrin
Marcin Madziala

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