Teacher-Targeted Bullying by Secondary School Students


The aim of our study was to gain insights into the teachers ́ targeted bullying from the perspective of teacher victims. We conducted a descriptive qualitative research design stemming from semi-structured interviews with the victims of teacher-targeted bullying. A thematic content analysis of the data was generated from interviews with 17 victimized teachers as a snowball sampling. The sample consisted of male (n=5) and female (n=12) participants from school locations in Prague, Czech Republic. The focus of our study was to determine how the teachers who had been experiencing bullying by their students described and perceived the nature and consequences of bullying. The findings indicate that the victims of teacher-targeted bullying were exposed repeatedly over long time to verbal and nonverbal attacks, ignoring and other threats directed against teachers. Our results prove bullying had a negative influence on the victims’ private lives (family, colleagues), physical and mental health and self-esteem.

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Dana Dobrovská, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
David Vaněček, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic

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Conference: ECE2022
Stream: Primary & Secondary Education

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Dobrovská D., & Vaněček D. (2022) Teacher-Targeted Bullying by Secondary School Students ISSN: 2188-1162 The European Conference on Education 2022: Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2188-1162.2022.8
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2188-1162.2022.8

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