Revanchist Behaviors in an Academic Style: A Qualitative Study to Analyze Academics’ Revenge

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1 Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Kocaeli University, Kocaeli, Turkey

2 Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Political Sciences, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Canakkale, Turkey

3 Department of Business Administration, Biga Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Canakkale, Turkey


This study focuses on examining the counterproductive behaviors of academics, who have a lesser likelihood to show revanchist acts on account of the characteristics of their professional group, defining the purposes, means, and reasons of revenge, and determining the results of revanchist behaviors. To this end, we conducted a qualitative study on the academics who were working at Turkish state universities. In the end, the reasons, purposes, and means of revenge have been defined, and the results of revanchist behaviors have been determined through processing and analyzing interpretively collected data.  Accordingly, there are numerous rationales for revenge among academics as they define it personally and closely related to their personal character on one hand, and on the other hand, they tend to use various tools during revenge process, mostly a combination of semi-legal and legal ones since there are some obstacles (i.e. administrative sanction mechanisms) to use illegal tools. In addition, they aim to re-balance the situation and look for justice after any harmful action or activity stemmed from other parties. As a different result, revenge is defined as a tool for protecting self and self-interest(s). 


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Article Title [فارسی]

رفتارهای انتقامجویانه به سبک دانشگاهی: مطالعه کیفی انتقامجویی دانشگاهیان

Authors [فارسی]

  • اوکتای کوچ 1
  • عبدالله کرای 2
  • سرکان اوزدمیر 3
1 گروه علوم سیاسی و مدیریت دولتی، دانشکده اقتصاد و مدیریت، دانشگاه کوجالی، کوجالی، ترکیه
2 گروه مدیریت بازرگانی، دانشکده علوم سیاسی،دانشگاه چاناق قلعه مارت، چاناق قلعه، ترکیه
3 گروه مدیریت بازرگانی، دانشکده اقتصاد و مدیریت، دانشگاه چاناق قلعه مارت، چاناق قلعه، ترکیه
Abstract [فارسی]

این پژوهش به دنبال بررسی رفتارهای مخرب دانشگاهیان است که معمولا به خاطر حرفه شان کمتر رفتارهای انتقامجویانه از خود نشان می دهند. به علاوه، پژوهش حاضر به دنبال تعریف اهداف، روشها، و دلایل انتقامجویی و تعیین نتایج رفتارهای انتقامجویانه دانشگاهیان است. به همین منظور، ما یک مطالعه کیفی روی دانشگاهیانی انجام دادیم که در دانشگاه های دولتی ترکیه مشغول کار هستند. با پردازش و تحلیل تفسیری داده های گردآوری شده، دلایل، اهداف، و روشهای انتقامجویی مشخص شد و نتایج رفتارهای انتقامجویانه نیز تعیین گشت. بر این مبنا، دلایل بنیادی زیادی برای انتقامجویی توسط دانشگاهیان وجود دارد زیرا آنها این مسئله را شخصی و عمیقا مرتبط با شخصیت خویش می دانند. آنهاهمچنین تمایل دارند تا از ابزارهای مختلفی شامل ابزارهای قانونی و نیمه قانونی در حین فرایند انتقام استفاده کنند. دلیل این مسئله آن است که موانعی مثل سازوکارهای تحریم های مدیریتی مانع از استفاده از ابزارهای غیرقانونی می شود. به علاوه، پس از بروز هر عمل آسیب رسان توسط سایرین، دانشگاهیان خواستار متعادل سازی وضعیت بوده و به دنبال عدالت هستند. یک نتیجه متفاوت هم در این مطالعه به دست آمد: شرکت کنندگان انتقام را به عنوان ابزاری برای حفاظت از خود و منافع خویش تعریف کردند. 

Keywords [فارسی]

  • محل کار
  • رفتارهای مخرب
  • انتقام
  • رفتارهای انتقامجویانه
  • پرسنل دانشگاهی
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