Workplace Bullying: An Exploratory Study of Staff in K-12 Schools

Learner objectives for this conference:

1.  Learners will identify the personal and professional experiences of educators in a K-12 educational system when an adult staff member is bullied by another adult staff member.

2.  Learners will identify the personal and professional repercussions of educators in a K-12 educational system who have been bullied by another adult staff member, compare theories of emotional intelligence, humiliation, and organizational culture, and the effects that the three theories have on adult bullying behaviors on the staff and the district.

3.  Learners will relate to their own districts and consider implementation methods to support discussions of adult bullying in the district.

Ronda Gregg and Cheryl Burleigh
Event or Conference: 
National Association of School Psychologists
Boyer's Domain: 
Presentation Location: 
265 Peachtree Center
Atlanta, GA
United States
Notes: 
The program for this conference has not yet been published.
Abstract: 
Bullying behaviors in the workplace are marked by repeated events of intimidation that creates a pattern of humiliation and fear in the victim. School staff are not immune to this behavior. We will provide results of research that demonstrates adult workplace bullying takes place in K-12 schools. Participants will identify personal and professional repercussions experienced by educators and consider implementation methods to support discussion and policy change.