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Recep Öztürk
Salih Murat Akkın
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Burak Önal
Harun Serpil
Yiğit Yurder
2020 Volume 10
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Volume 9, Issue 3, December 2019,
Page(s): 290-302
Original Empirical Research
Received: April 8, 2018; Accepted: December 1, 2018; Published online: August 19, 2019
doi:10.2399/yod.18.046; Copyright © 2019, Deomed
Grudge-Holding Behaviour in Academia According to Academics' Opinions
Bilgen Kıral1 ORCIDID (E-mail), Funda Nayır2 ORCIDID
1Department of Educational Administration, Faculty of Education, Aydın Adnan Menderes University, Aydın, Turkey
2Department of Educational Administration, Faculty of Education, Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey
*This article is a revised and extended version of the paper presented at the "XV European Conference on Social and Behavioral Sciences" held in Kuşadası, Aydın, Turkey on 1-3 February 2018.
Individuals sometimes have negative feelings towards others as a result of the events they experience, which, over time, may turn into grudge-holding behaviours. Many people exhibit such grudge-holding behavior even in universities which are supposed to be free, scientific and impartial organizations. It negatively affects both the life of the grudge-holding individual and the person this grudge is directed at, and it may result in irreparable harm. This study aimed to reveal academics' opinions on grudge-holding behavior by using the phenomenological qualitative methodology. The research was conducted with 13 volunteering academics from a state university in the 2017-2018 academic year. The data were collected through the interview method. According to the research findings, most of the academics who participated in the research hold a grudge. Holding grudge affects not only the inter-personal relationships of an individual but also his/her professional actions. Holding grudge negatively affects an individual's psychology and causes inter-personal problems.
Keywords: Academics, grudge-holding, qualitative research, university
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