In this study, the moderation of mobbing-related health damage by mobbee personality was evaluated. A sample of 714 employees from 46 randomly selected organizations across Turkey took a battery of self-report questionnaires. Leymann’s Inventory of Psychological Terrorization (LIPT) measured mobbing exposition levels and helped to classify the mobbees (N=72) and non-mobbee participants (N=642). NEO-FFI-R-3 personality inventory was used to measure the distinct personality dimensions. Psychological Well-Being Scale (PWB), Trait Anxiety Scale (TAS), Psychosomatic Complaints Scale (PSC), and Brief Symptoms Checklist (SCL-90) were used to assess psychological health. Overall, the results demonstrated that highly Neurotic employees perceived significantly more mobbing behaviors. Coupled with Neuroticism, high Extraversion and Agreeableness made mobbees suffer more adverse psychological health effects.
Lutfiye Kaya Cicerali, Istanbul Uskudar University, Turkey
The development of the Indonesian Moslem Marital Quality Scale (IMMQS) is presented. In the first study, data from 258 respondents were subjected to an exploratory factor analysis. Exploratory factor analysis uncovered 3 factors: friendship, harmony, and satisfaction with children. In the second study, data from 370 respondents were subjected to a confirmatory factor analysis, which provided support for the factor structure derived from the first study. Additional evidence of IMMQS reliability were also found. Implications for future directions for research are also discussed.
Hepi Wahyuningsih, Islamic University of Indonesia, Indonesia
The effect of parenting intervention program—spiritual approach version (PIP-SAV) on parenting stress of Indonesian parents was examined. A randomized controlled experimental design with multilevel independent variable was used. Twenty six Indonesian parents of elementary school students were randomly assigned to 2 intervention groups (n A=8; B=11) and 1 control group (n D=7). Parents reported on parenting stress and social desirability at pre-test and post-test. PEP-SAV has large and substantive effect for reducing parenting stress. Compared to parents in intervention group A, parents in intervention group B reported significant reduction in parent distress subscale, parent-child dysfunctional interaction subscale, and difficult child subscale. The limitations and future direction in parenting intervention programs with this population are briefly discussed.
Irwan Kurniawan, Universitas Islam Indonesia, Indonesia