Teacher-Targeted Bullying by Students

Conference: The European Conference on Education (ECE2022)
Title: Teacher-Targeted Bullying by Students
Stream: Primary & Secondary Education
Presentation Type: Poster Presentation
Dana Dobrovská, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
David Vaněček, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic


Teacher-Targeted Bullying by Students Objective Teacher targeted bullying is a complex and multi-faceted problem. Our aim 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 teacher victims. Methodology and data collection Our study followed a descriptive qualitative research design. Selection of the participants was a purposeful snowball sampling. The questions were posed to the participants with focusing on participant’s subjective experiences in three areas – nature, influence and motivation attributed to bullying. Data analysis Thematic content analysis was used to analyze the data gathered through transcribed interviews: keywords, meanings, and themes were evaluated (data were segregated, grouped, regrouped, and re-linked in order to unify meaning and explanation). Both authors read and coded the transcripts and took part in consensus discussions to strengthen the study. Results and conclusions We summarized and structured data generated from interviews. Different forms of bullying were reported by victims: verbal, nonverbal, behavioral and relational. Misbehaving students were perceived as intentially challenging the teacher´s authority in order to disempower them. - Motivation for bullying as suggested by teachers was connected with their own personal traits (vulnerability, lack of assertion, inexperience), students´ personal traits (no interest in learning, feelings of boredom, effort to attract attention), family background (parents’ aggression and unwillingness to discipline their children). - Teacher experiences undermined their self-confidence, self-esteem and had negative impact on their physical and mental health. Their learning outcomes expectations were lowered. -

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