ERIC Number: EJ1146202
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
Greek Teachers' Experience and Perceptions of Child Abuse/Neglect
Bibou-Nakou, I.; Markos, A.
Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, v10 n4 p265-282 2017
The present paper focuses on teachers' experiences of child abuse/neglect cases, teachers' awareness of reporting or discounting, and their ways of responding to a hypothetical disclosure of abuse/neglect. A total of 1877 teachers in Greek public schools participated from a national teacher in-service training across the country; of them, 306 (16.3%) reported that they had experiences with children exposed to forms of abuse in their professional career. The higher level of perceived awareness of reporting responsibility was significantly associated with a lower level of discounting and with more appropriate ways of teachers responding to a child's disclosure. The findings are discussed within the Greek context, highly characterized by its lack of institutional arrangements and adequate child protection services that could facilitate schools to document, examine and share helpful practices for child abuse and neglect.
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education, Child Safety, Cultural Context, Teacher Role, Disclosure, Factor Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Coping, Correlation, Questionnaires, Likert Scales, Public School Teachers, Teacher Response
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Identifiers - Location: Greece