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ERIC Number: EJ1096970
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1538-8220
Views of Bullying and Antibullying Working Styles among School Nurses and School Social Workers in Sweden
Beckman, Linda; Hagquist, Curt
Journal of School Violence, v15 n4 p438-459 2016
Given the attention paid to bullying in Swedish schools, surprisingly few studies have addressed the antibullying work done by school health staff. This focus-group study is explorative and investigates the experiences of Swedish school health staff concerning bullying and their antibullying work with students. Two distinguishable views of bullying emerged: an "individual-oriented view," in which students' individual difficulties are seen as giving rise to involvement in bullying, and an "environment-oriented view," in which social relations and contextual factors are seen as major causes of bullying. In addition, two distinguishable working styles emerged from the analysis: a "lone working style," with relatively little interdisciplinary work and with focus on personal consultation with students, and a "collectivistic working style," characterized by interdisciplinary work and involvement in the school's overall prevention activities. We discuss whether these working styles and views of bullying distinguish school nurses from school social workers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
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