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ERIC Number: EJ1182956
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jul
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1381-2890
Teachers' Reactions to Experiences of Violence: An Attributional Analysis
Anderman, Eric M.; Eseplage, Dorothy L.; Reddy, Linda A.; McMahon, Susan D.; Martinez, Andrew; Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Reynolds, Cecil; Paul, Narmada
Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, v21 n3 p621-653 Jul 2018
Violence perpetrated against teachers is prevalent and has the potential to adversely affect teachers' well-being, efficacy, and longevity in the profession. In this study, we examined teachers' reactions after having experienced violence, specifically examining the roles of attributional processes. In collaboration with the American Psychological Association, National Education Association, and American Federation of Teachers, data were collected via a survey instrument from teachers across the United States. We examined responses from 2505 participants who described the most upsetting incident of violence that had been perpetrated against them in their roles as teachers. We examined predictors of (1) communicating with others after the incident and (2) implementing intervention strategies with the perpetrators of violence. Emotions were tested as mediators of the relations between attributions and outcomes. Results indicated that characterological and behavioral self-blame were predictive of negative affect, which in turn predicted the majority of outcomes. Study limitations and implications for research and practice are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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