ERIC Number: EJ1081873
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
College Students' Perceptions of Professor/Instructor Bullying: Questionnaire Development and Psychometric Properties
Marraccini, Marisa E.; Weyandt, Lisa L.; Rossi, Joseph S.
Journal of American College Health, v63 n8 p563-572 2015
Objective: This study developed and examined the psychometric properties of a newly formed measure designed to assess professor/instructor bullying, as well as teacher bullying occurring prior to college. Additionally, prevalence of instructor bullying and characteristics related to victims of instructor bullying were examined. Participants: Participants were 337 college students recruited in 2012 from a northeastern university. Methods: An online questionnaire was administered to college students. A split-half, cross-validation approach was employed for measurement development. Results: The measure demonstrated strong criterion validity and internal consistency. Approximately half of students reported witnessing professor/instructor bullying and 18% reported being bullied by a professor/instructor. Report of teacher bullying occurring prior to college was related to professor/instructor bullying in college, and sex was a moderating variable. Conclusion: College students perceive instructor bullying as occurring but may not know how to properly address it. Prevention efforts should be made by university administrators, faculty, and staff.
Descriptors: College Students, Bullying, College Faculty, Teacher Student Relationship, Questionnaires, Psychometrics, Incidence, Victims, Factor Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Item Analysis, Student Characteristics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Sponsor: National Center for Research Resources (NIH/DHHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: G20RR030883