Emmanuel E. Uye, Enyelunekpo R. Roberts, Rashidat B. Ojo-Oba, Peter O. Olapegba


This study was conducted to examine the effects of workplace mobbing and perceived stress: moderating role of resilience stress among referees in South-west, Nigeria. A cross-sectional survey design was adopted to collect data from 351 referees. Data were collected using Mobbing Football Referee Scale, Resilience Scale, and Perceived Stress Scale while the collected data were analyzed using zero-order correlation, moderated-multiple regression and one-way ANOVA. Result indicated that perceived stress significantly correlated with workplace mobbing (r=0.126, p < 0.05) and resilience (r = 0.130, p < 0.05). Also, workplace mobbing significantly predicted perceived stress (R2 = 0.016, F (1, 348) = 5.625, p < 0.05). However, resilience did not significantly moderate the relationship between workplace mobbing and perceived stress                    (R2 = 0.005, F =1.360, p > 0.05). It is recommended that regular seminars and conferences should be organized to educate referees on the negative effects of workplace mobbing.


Workplace mobbing, Resilience, Perceived stress, Referees, South-west, Nigeria

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