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Faculty bullying: An exploration of leadership strategies to reduce relational violence in nursing schools


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Abstract (summary)

Nurses eat their young. Bullying in nursing is well documented and an almost inherent part of the nursing subculture. There is no research exploring the origin of bullying in nursing. The basic premise of the study was that bullying is a learned behavior that begins in nursing school when nurse educators bully their students. With the ever-increasing nursing shortage across the country, nursing schools are not providing enough graduates to fill the gaps created by the shortage. The kind of aggressive emotional response that is elicited by bullying potentially contributes to attrition in nursing schools, and consequently to the nursing shortage. The purpose of the qualitative study was to explore trends between nurse educator demographics and inviting and bullying behaviors. The study relied upon survey information from current and former nursing students regarding their experiences with nurse educators whom they liked or disliked. The study explored the connections between inviting or bullying behaviors and nursing student outcomes. The study found all nurse educators in the study engaged in bullying behaviors. The difference between the liked and disliked nurse educators was that the liked nurse educator engaged in more inviting behaviors. Educational leaders will find the study fundamental to creating discussion and solutions to the problem of bullying in nursing school.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Higher Education Administration;
Educational leadership;
Nursing;
Health education
Classification
0446: Higher Education Administration
0449: Educational leadership
0569: Nursing
0680: Health education
Identifier / keyword
Health and environmental sciences; Education; Bullying; Invitational theory; Nurse bullying; Nursing education; Nursing faculty; Nursing student; Relational violence
Title
Faculty bullying: An exploration of leadership strategies to reduce relational violence in nursing schools
Author
Pope, Melody F.
Number of pages
186
Publication year
2010
Degree date
2010
School code
0850
Source
DAI-A 72/12, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781124937526
Advisor
Rouse, Ruby A.
University/institution
University of Phoenix
University location
United States -- Arizona
Degree
Ed.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3480182
ProQuest document ID
896958704
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/896958704
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