ERIC Number: EJ1044953
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 77
Predictors of US Teachers' Intervention in Anti-Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Bullying and Harassment
Greytak, Emily A.; Kosciw, Joseph G.
Teaching Education, v25 n4 p410-426 2014
This study examines how United States (US) teachers' experiences and beliefs may be predictive of their intervention in anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) bullying and harassment using a US national sample of teachers (N?=?726) who completed an online survey. Results from regression analysis indicated that knowing LGBT people, awareness of general bullying and harassment, awareness of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment, and self-efficacy related to intervention in homophobic remarks were significant predictors of teachers' frequency of intervention in homophobic remarks. Teachers' sense of obligation to ensure safe schools for LGBT youth was not predictive of intervention. Implications for teacher education include: providing opportunities for exposure to LGBT people; raising awareness of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment; and building teachers' skills to intervene in anti-LGBT behaviors.
Descriptors: Intervention, Homosexuality, Consciousness Raising, Bullying, School Safety, Teacher Attitudes, Predictor Variables, Online Surveys, Antisocial Behavior, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Education, Educational Policy, Secondary School Students, Teacher Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics, Secondary School Teachers, Familiarity, Knowledge Level, Sexual Orientation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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