ERIC Number: EJ874746
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
Relational Aggression and Burnout: Fight, Hide, or Run?
Culver, Mary K.
Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, v5 n3 p163-182 Jul 2007
This study looks at female relational aggression in an effort to illustrate factors involved in selecting appropriate responses for the situation. This ethnographic case study analyzes a principal's interview, personal journal, and artifact file to describe the situations and reactions present in a severe case of female relational aggression. Qualitative analysis refined data into three categories of responses to relational aggression: (1) fighting or struggling to resolve issues, (2) hiding or avoiding negative situations, and (3) running or leaving the situation. Elements that pushed the case study toward career burnout are explored, as are elements that may have prevented burnout. (Contains 3 tables, 1 figure and 16 resources.)
Descriptors: Aggression, Burnout, Interpersonal Relationship, Females, Ethnography, Principals, Responses, Conflict Resolution, Case Studies, Women Administrators, Work Environment, Interviews
ProActive Publications. 439 North Duke Street, Lancaster, PA 17602. Tel: 717-290-1660; Fax: 717-509-6100; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.proactivepublications.com
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A