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Titre du document / Document title

Teachers as targets of bullying by their pupils : a study to investigate incidence

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

TERRY A. A. (1) ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

(1) Crewe & Alsager College

Résumé / Abstract

Background. The relationship between teachers and pupils as a possible medium for bullying behaviour has not figured significantly in research into this area, despite possible consequences with regard to levels of aggressive behaviour generally within schools. Aims. It was argued that bullying might not be restricted to peer-abuse, but that it may manifest across the peer divide, which for the purposes of this study has been referred to as 'cross-peer abuse'. The study specifically examined the 'cross-peer abuse' of teachers by their pupils, and primarily aimed to establish incidence. Secondary considerations were also mooted, however, concerning gender differences, and length of service. Samples. This study acquired data regarding the incidence of bullying against teachers by pupils (N = 101) from the teaching staff of seven urban high schools. Methods. Questionnaires were distributed to teaching staff. The questionnaire was explicit in its definition of bullying, in order to pre-empt subjective perceptions of the behaviour. Results. The results indicate a probability that an incidence of cross-peer abuse - definable as bullying against teachers by their pupils - exists, both from teachers' self reported data, and that reported regarding their colleagues. Higher incidence for females was found not to be the case. Predictions that less experienced teachers may be more at risk were supported. Conclusions. The results are sufficiently convincing to suggest that the problem is more pervasive than anticipated, and would warrant more substantive research. If, as has been implied by some research, bullying follows a cyclic pattern, then the role of the teacher within that cycle may be regarded as significant. As an additional stress factor for teachers, there may be significant implications for future legal redress, if bully-abuse by pupils could be established as an intrinsic part of such medical difficulties.

Revue / Journal Title

British Journal of Educational Psychology    ISSN  0007-0998   CODEN BJESAE 

Source / Source

1998, vol. 68, no2, pp. 255-268 (22 ref.)

Langue / Language

Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

British Psychological Society, Leicester, ROYAUME-UNI  (1931) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords

Teacher pupil relation

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Victimology

;

Aggressiveness

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Grammar school

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Social interaction

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Human

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Mots-clés français / French Keywords

Relation élève enseignant

;

Victimologie

;

Agressivité

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Lycée

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Interaction sociale

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Homme

;

Mots-clés espagnols / Spanish Keywords

Relación alumno docente

;

Victimologia

;

Agresividad

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Liceo

;

Interacción social

;

Hombre

;

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 1059, 35400007001135.0080

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