Validation of the Negative Acts Questionnaire (NAQ) in a Sample of Greek Teachers

  • Charilaos K
  • Michael G
  • Chryssa B
  • et al.
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Abstract

Workplace bullying/mobbing is a globally recognized problem. In numerous studies executed in Europe and North America, workplace bulling/mobbing is associated with psychological, psychosomatic, and behavioral effects on the individual, while it causes severe side-effects on the professional environment. Negative Acts Questionnaire-Revised (NAQ-22) has been widely used by researchers to assess the phenomenon. The purpose of this study is to assess the psychometric properties of NAQ-22 in a sample of 265 primary and secondary school teachers. The teachers filled the NAQ-22, DASS-21, PSS, and Self-Esteem Questionnaires anonymously. Reliability and validity indexes of the tool were satisfactory (Cronbach’s α = 0.915). Specifically, the study showed a negative correlation between mobbing and self-esteem (r = −0.364**) and positive correlation between mobbing and stress (r = 0.406), anxiety and depression (r = 0.389). (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved)

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Charilaos, K., Michael, G., Chryssa, B.-T., Panagiota, D., George, C. P., & Christina, D. (2015). Validation of the Negative Acts Questionnaire (NAQ) in a Sample of Greek Teachers. Psychology, 06(01), 63–74. https://doi.org/10.4236/psych.2015.61007

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