Experts in working environment, justice, and health are often challenged by recognition and differentiation of bullying/harrassment (german: mobbing) at the workplace and in legal procedures. A low concordance regarding the definition of mobbing, shortcommings in psychometrics, and poor classification are strong arguments for the development of measurement models which provide the basis for inferences according to latent (mobbing-) classes or latent traits. From this perspective it is essential to check current operational definitions and assessment procedures by means of scaling methods and psychometrics. The project's aims are to provide:
The results should give evidence for the identification of harmful working conditions with a risk of mobbing. The assessment and classification of mobbing cases should be improved. The information can be used for recommendations in occupational practice and for the solution of internal conflicts at the workplace.
Unit 3.2 "Mental Workload and Mental Health"