RESEARCH ARTICLE / ARAŞTIRMA YAZISI


Organizational Trauma: Perceived Risk for Trauma among White-Collar Professionals and Its Relationship with Organizational Resilience

Örgütsel Travmalar: Beyaz Yakalı Çalışanlarda Algılanan Travma Riski ve Örgütsel Dayanıklılık ile İlişkisi

Esin ÇETİN ÖZBUDAK1, İdil IŞIK2


Abstract:
This research, with mixed design, examines which events in our country are perceived as a traumatic experience by white-collar employees, acting from the concept of organizational trauma. In the focus group study, 36 types of events that could disrupt the daily flow in companies and put employees in a negative mood were identified, and “Organizational Traumatic Events Scale” was developed. This scale was applied to 145 white-collar professionals, along with the Organizational Resilience Scale. As a result of Multidimensional Scaling Analysis, the events that may have a potential traumatic effect were grouped on two axes as events with an individual and organizational level effect. The results showed that the perceived risk of organizational level axis events is higher than the individual level axis events and that the risks perceived by managers compared to non-managers was lower for both axes. Besides, a statistically significant negative relationship was found between the perception of organizational resilience and the perceived risk of traumatic events.

Keywords: Organizational trauma, preventability, exposure, traumatic events, organizational resilience.

 

1Uzm. Psk., İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi, Psikoloji Bölümü, İstanbul, Orcid Id: https://orcid.org/ 0000-0003-3730-2718
2Doç. Dr., İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi, Psikoloji Bölümü, İstanbul, Orcid Id: https://orcid.org/ 0000-0002-6709-9717
Address of correspondence/ Yazışma adresi: Doç. Dr. İdil Işık, İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi, Örgütsel Psikoloji Yüksek Lisans Programı, E-mail: idil.isik@bilgi.edu.tr
Date of received/ Geliş Tarihi: 01.03.2020, Date of Revision/ Düzeltme Tarihi: 17.04.2020, Date of acceptance/ Kabul Tarihi: 04.05.2020, Date of Online Publication/Çevirimiçi Yayın Tarihi: 27.07.2020
Citing/ Referans Gösterimi: Çetin Özbudak, E., Işık, İ. (2020). Örgütsel Travmalar: Beyaz Yakalı Çalışanlarda Algılanan Travma Riski ve Örgütsel Dayanıklılık ile İlişkisi. Kıbrıs Türk Psikiyatri ve Psikoloji Dergisi, 2 (2): 97-105 doi:10.35365/ctjpp.20.02.14


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