Date of Award

Summer 8-2021

Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice

Committee Chair

Dr. Patsy Anderson

Committee Chair School

Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice

Committee Member 2

Dr. Lachel Story

Committee Member 2 School

Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice

Committee Member 3

Dr. Elizabeth Tinnon

Committee Member 3 School

Professional Nursing Practice

Committee Member 4

Dr. Hwanseok Choi

Committee Member 4 School

Health Professions

Committee Member 5

Dr. Karen Rich


The incidences of mobbing or workplace bullying are a common occurrence among nurses. The practice has been associated with overwhelming and long-standing comprising emotional, psychosomatic, and psychosocial distress. Mobbing (workplace bullying) impacts the target, those close to them, and the organization in which they work. The experience of mobbing produces affective reactions in the target. Affective experiences on the job can impact job satisfaction within organizations. Job satisfaction plays an essential role in sustaining an adequate nursing workforce. Subsequently, some nurses become frustrated and opt for resigning or early retirement when they are no longer satisfied with the culture or dynamics within the organization. An individual’s experience of mobbing may impact job satisfaction. Moreover, the culture of an organization can either support or discourage mobbing behavior in the workplace. This correlational study was developed to examine the relationship between mobbing (workplace bullying) and job satisfaction among nurses. A non-purposive sampling approach was used to select nurses to participate in the study. The evaluation of participants was facilitated with the use of a demographic questionnaire, the Leymann Inventory of Psychological Terror (LIPT), and the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire (MSQ) Short Form. The results of the study suggested that there is a significant negative correlation between nurses’ experience of mobbing and job satisfaction. Moreover, age, gender, ethnicity, level of education, specialty, and years of nursing experience did not influence the experience of mobbing (workplace bullying).

Included in

Nursing Commons