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BioMed Research International
Volume 2017, Article ID 9454682, 11 pages
Research Article

Leadership and Bullying in the Forestry Organization of Turkey

Faculty of Forestry, Karadeniz Technical University, 61080 Trabzon, Turkey

Correspondence should be addressed to Mahmut M. Bayramoğlu; rt.ude.utk@dumham

Received 10 February 2017; Revised 12 June 2017; Accepted 30 July 2017; Published 6 September 2017

Academic Editor: Demiral Yücel

Copyright © 2017 Mahmut M. Bayramoğlu and Devlet Toksoy. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


It is observed that the importance of executive-employee relationships is continuously increasing in today’s professional life in addition to the importance of leadership types of managers along with the efficiency of employees as well as the sufficiency of these people in their social relations. Communication of employees with one another and with their manager, along with their social relations, is among the most important factors that sustain an organization. Bullying is a kind of psychological terror that takes place in the form of repeated attacks among workers, as well as by the manager on the employees, aiming to instill stress, job dissatisfaction, and exhaustion on the employees. It has been put forth especially by recent studies that the leadership styles of the managers are highly influential on bullying. The study was carried out with 1189 forest engineers working at 25 different Regional Directorates of Forestry in Turkey. The status of engineers subject to bullying in addition to the effects of leadership types on bullying was determined as a result of the statistical analyses carried out. The results of the study were evaluated comprehensively in comparison with other studies in the relevant literature, thus developing suggestions for preventing bullying behaviors that vary across leadership types.