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AIMSS Project

The ongoing AIMSS (Abusive Supervision, Workplace Incivility, Mobbing, Sexism and Sexual Harassment) project funded by TÜBİTAK and supervised by Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Prof. Dr. Canan Sümer, aims to provide an extensive study on workplace mistreatment.
Studies conducted in Turkey point to the pervasiveness of workplace mistreatment especially in the form of mobbing and abusive supervision. While these studies point to the seriousness of the issue, in most of them scales developed in different cultural contexts have been used, and the focus was on a single type of workplace mistreatment in relation to an antecedent or outcome variable. To fill the gaps in the literature, Project AIMSS seeks to understand the different types of workplace mistreatment and their consequences in the workplace by using measurement tools that also reflect the cultural context. The project also aims to develop prevention and intervention programs to address different mistreatment types.