Do Gossip Functions Effect on Organizational Revenge and Job Stress Among Health Personnel?

Şantaş G., Uğurluoğlu Ö., Özer Ö., Demir A.

JOURNAL OF HEALTH MANAGEMENT, vol.20, no.1, pp.64-72, 2018 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0972063417747724
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.64-72
  • Keywords: Gossip functions, organizational revenge, job stress, health personnel, Turkey, WORKPLACE, SCALE
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


This study aims to determine the relationship between gossip functions, organizational revenge and job stress among working personnel in hospitals. The research is conducted on working personnel in a university hospital and the data from 310 people was analyzed. Data were collected by convenience sampling. Simple correlation and multiple regression analyses were performed to evaluate the relationships among the variables in the study. As a result of the analyses carried out, correlations between gossip functions and job stress are low. Correlations between gossip functions and organizational revenge and correlation between job stress and organizational revenge are average and significant. While the gossip functions explain 31.1 per cent of total variance on organizational revenge, organizational revenge explains 11.3 per cent of the variance on job stress. Limited number of works examining the gossip functions in the health sector and the relation among organizational revenge and job stress are the most important value of this study.