ERIC Number: EJ1054204
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
School Climate as a Predictor of Incivility and Bullying among Public School Employees: A Multilevel Analysis
Powell, Joshua E.; Powell, Anna L.; Petrosko, Joseph M.
Journal of School Violence, v14 n2 p217-244 2015
We surveyed public school educators on the workplace incivility and workplace bullying they experienced and obtained their ratings of the organizational climate of the school. We used multilevel modeling to determine the effects of individual-level and school-level predictors. Ratings of school climate were significantly related to incivility and bullying. We found inverse relationships- the better the organizational climate, the lower the incivility and bullying. Several demographic variables of educators and two school-level variables were not significant predictors. Leaders who focus on improving organizational climate may find that their efforts benefit both student achievement and relationships among educators.
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Violence, Academic Achievement, Teacher Student Relationship, Surveys, Work Environment, Bullying, Teacher Attitudes, Predictor Variables, Organizational Climate, School Personnel, Gender Differences, Online Surveys, Measures (Individuals), Employee Attitudes, Peer Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky
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