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ERIC Number: ED535058
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 186
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1249-3752-6
Faculty Bullying: An Exploration of Leadership Strategies to Reduce Relational Violence in Nursing Schools
Pope, Melody F.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Phoenix
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. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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