Document Type : Research Paper


1 Ph.D. Student،, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Urmia university, Urmia, Iran.

2 Professor of Sport Management, Department of Sport Management, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Urmia, Urmia, Iran


The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship of organizational envy and bullying with organizational cynicism in physical education teachers with the mediating role of career plateau. This study was quantitative in terms of the main strategy, survey in terms of administrative strategy and descriptive-correlation in terms of the analytical technique. The statistical population consisted of physical education teachers in the south region of West Azerbaijan province (n=420) and 201 subjects were selected by random (convenience) sampling method. The organizational envy questionnaire of Valizadeh, Azerbaijani (2010), organizational cynicism questionnaire of Dean et al. (1998), organizational bullying questionnaire of Inarsen et al. (2009) and Allen's career plateau questionnaire (2004) were used to collect data. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics with SPSS20 and Lisrel 8.50. Findings showed that the direct effects of organizational envy variable on career plateau variable, organizational envy variable on organizational cynicism, organizational bullying variable on career plateau, organizational bullying variable on organizational cynicism and career plateau variable on organizational cynicism were significant and positive. The indirect path coefficients of organizational envy variable through career plateau on organizational cynicism and organizational bullying variable through career plateau on organizational cynicism were also positive and significant. Therefore, it can be accepted that the spread of organizational bullying and organizational envy leads to career plateau and the outcome will be organizational cynicism. So, it is suggested that managers and policymakers should reduce the norms and behaviors of envy and observe organizational bullying when interacting with teachers in order to reduce their


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