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Revista Mal Estar e Subjetividade

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ACOSTA-FERNANDEZ, Martín; TORRES-LOPEZ, Teresa Margarita; AGUILERA-VELASCO, María de Los Ángeles  and  PARRA-OSORIO, Liliana. The mobbing at workplace from perpetrator's point of view: a case study. Rev.Mal-Estar Subj [online]. 2013, vol.13, n.1-2, pp. 13-43. ISSN 1518-6148.

We conducted a qualitative research with phenomenological orientation.The purpose was to know the self-perceptions of an alleged perpetrator of mobbingat work. The type of study was the analysis of a case and the participant was selected by opportunity sampling. The information was obtained through the technique of in-depth interviews and data were analyzed by the phenomenological method for know how the participant perceived herself in her role as perpetrator of mobbing at work. It was built a categories scheme from the interviewed experiences based on phenomenological interpretation. The aim was the establishment of sense and significance of information provided. The findings show the preparation, staging, deliberation, intent to harm and abuse of the perpetrator in the commission of typical mobbing behaviors. Furthermore, the data suggest the presence of a personality disorder and antisocial paranoid type in the mobbing perpetrator. We also identified the use of union representation power to obstruct the victim's professional development within the institution. It is recommended qualitative studies with involving all actors in the process of mobbing at work [perpetrators, victims and witnesses].

Keywords : mobbing; qualitative studies; phenomenology of mobbing; perpetrators; personality disorders.

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