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Relationships between mobbing at work and MMPI-2 personality profile, posttraumatic stress symptoms, and suicidal ideation and behavior.
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PMID:  19297885     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study investigates the relationships between the experience of mobbing at work and personality traits and symptom patterns as assessed by means of the revised version of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2). Participants were 107 workers who had contacted mental health services because they perceived themselves as victims of mobbing. In line with previous research, the results showed that the MMPI-2 mean profile was characterized by a neurotic component as evidenced by elevations of Scales 1, 2, and 3 and a paranoid component as indicated by elevation of Scale 6. Contrary to previous research, a pattern of positive and significant correlations was found between the frequency of exposure to mobbing behaviors and the MMPI-2 clinical, supplementary, and content scales, including the posttraumatic stress scale. Only about half the participants showed a severity of posttraumatic stress symptoms indicative of a posttraumatic stress disorder. The frequency of exposure to mobbing predicted suicidal ideation and behavior, with depression only partially mediating this relationship.
Cristian Balducci; Vincenzo Alfano; Franco Fraccaroli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Violence and victims     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0886-6708     ISO Abbreviation:  Violence Vict     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-03-20     Completed Date:  2009-05-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8916436     Medline TA:  Violence Vict     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  52-67     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cognitive Science and Education, University of Trento, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Aggression / psychology*
Crime Victims / psychology*
Middle Aged
Occupational Diseases / psychology
Personality Assessment / statistics & numerical data
Predictive Value of Tests
Reproducibility of Results
Severity of Illness Index
Social Environment
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic / diagnosis,  psychology*
Suicide / psychology*

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