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AN INVESTIGATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE LEVEL OF MOBBING AND PROFESSIONAL BURNOUT AMONG TURKISH FOOTBALL TRAINERS

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Author(s): Recep CENGİZ | Gonca KORUCU AYTAN

Journal: Beden Egitimi ve Spor Bilimleri Dergisi
ISSN 1307-6477

Volume: 7;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 116;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Football | Trainers | Mobbing | Professional Burnout

ABSTRACT
The aim of this study is to identify the relationship between exposure to workplace mobbing and the level of professional burnout among football trainers. For this purpose, Negative Acts Questionnaire (NAQ) and Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) were administered to 515 football trainers who participated in the 2010-2011 Turkish trainer development seminar that was jointly organized by Football Federation of Turkey and Turkey Football Coaches Association in various regions including Ankara, Batman, Denizli, Diyarbakır, Elazığ, Gaziantep, Mardin, Tokat and Samsun. T-test and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) were used for statistical purposes. The findings of the research show that in the job sub-dimension, the trainers from the age group of 19-29 scored significantly higher than the other groups and that the trainers of 30-39 and 40-49 age groups scored significantly higher than the group of 50 years and above. It was observed that there is a significant difference between the average emotional exhaustion and depersonalization subscale scores of the trainers who were mobbed and the ones who were not. It can be said that trainers’ level of exposure to mobbing was decisive in the increase of their emotional exhaustion and depersonalization levels. The study concludes that there were instances of mobbing; however, they were not intense or systematic. Moreover, the relation between mobbing behaviors, whether experienced first-hand or merely witnessed, and the trainers’ burnout levels suggests that the more mobbing the trainers were exposed to in their clubs, the higher “emotional exhaustion” and “depersonalization” levels they developed in addition to the diminishing sense of personal accomplishment.
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