ERIC Number: EJ1019811
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
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Reference Count: 29
Adolescents' Experience with Workplace Aggression: School Health Implications
Smith, Carolyn R.; Fisher, Bonnie S.; Gillespie, Gordon L.; Beery, Theresa A.; Gates, Donna M.
Journal of School Nursing, v29 n6 p464-474 Dec 2013
Aggression exposure is a critical health issue facing adolescents in the United States. Exposure occurs in various settings including home, school, and the community. An emerging context for aggression exposure is in the workplace. Thirty adolescent employees age 16-18 participated in a qualitative study exploring proposed responses to future workplace aggression. Semistructured interviews were used to gather participants' proposed responses to a series of hypothetical aggressive incidents in the workplace. Conventional content analysis identified patterns and themes among the participants' responses. Results indicated adolescent employees' proposed responses to workplace aggression are similar to other forms of aggression such as peer-bullying and teen dating violence. Education and training are needed within the school setting to promote appropriate responses to various forms of aggression encountered by adolescents. Implications for school health professionals' involvement in addressing responses to such aggression and further research opportunities are explored.
Descriptors: Adolescents, Aggression, Work Environment, Futures (of Society), Qualitative Research, Semi Structured Interviews, Content Analysis, Employees, Responses, School Nurses, Training, Food Service, Trust (Psychology), Help Seeking, Social Support Groups
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