—This study's aim is to search out if the performance level is a factor for being victimized by their colleagues. We argue that high performers tend to experience covert forms of victimization (implicit aggression) from colleagues, whereas low performers tend to experience overt forms of victimization (explicit aggression). We further contend that both forms of victimization decreases the performance level. Additionally the moderating effect of self-efficacy between victimization and performance is examined.
The research conducted in Istanbul by using convenient sampling method on employees in various sectors. Results from data collected at 2 time points from 582 individuals support the proposed model. The findings shows that persons with high performance were victims of implicit aggression where low were victims of explicit aggression, and covert or overt victimization was decreasing the performance of the employees. It was also determined that the self-efficacy has a moderating role concerning this matter.
—Aggression, victimization, self-efficacy, performance.
Fatma Ayanoğlu Şişman and Uğur Yozgat are now with the Department of Management and Organization, Business Faculty, Marmara University, İstanbul, Turkey (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Gülçin Özmen is now with Business Department, Business Faculty, Marmara University, İstanbul, Turkey (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Fatma Ayanoğlu Şişman, Uğur Yozgat and Gülçin Özmen, "The Moderating Role of Self-Efficacy on the Relationship between Victimization and Performance," International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance vol.7, no.5, pp. 194-197, 2016.