Teachers Bullied
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Male | South Africa   South Africa
Teachers bullied in school
Bullying Type: Emotional
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4/13/14 10:39 PM
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Bullying of teachers by other teachers is a serious problem, a study has found.

“South African teachers are working in toxic environments characterised by disgruntled, overworked and stressed teachers,” the University of the Free State’s school of education studies lecturer Dr Lynette Jacobs said.

The research is based on the replies of 1 000 teachers who filled in questionnaires.

The study found about 90 percent of the respondents were victims of workplace bullying by colleagues and school management during the 12 months before the study.

UFS researcher Professor Corene de Wet said research on workplace bullying in occupations identified teaching as a high-risk job.

“Yet, there is a lack of research on workplace bullying among teachers.”

Workplace bullying in the study was identified as colleague behaviour causing isolation, teacher behaviour undermining the professional status of another teacher, behaviour undermining the person, and direct negative behaviour.

The report found 84 percent of teachers suffered from behaviour undermining their professional status, followed by acts to cause isolation (80.3 percent).


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