Date of Award

Summer 2012

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Educ Foundations & Leadership

Program/Concentration

Community College Leadership

Committee Director

Mitchell R. Williams

Committee Member

Dennis E. Gregory

Committee Member

Jaime R. Lester

Abstract

Many recent studies propose that bullying in the workplace is prevalent and is a phenomenon which occurs in the nursing workplace as well as in nursing education. This qualitative study examined the effects of vertical bullying upon community college nursing students and graduates, and the effect of this behavior upon the socialization of those learning the nursing profession. The study is based on a theoretical framework based on the findings of Salin (2003) and Twale and De Luca (2008) adapting their theory of bullying in academia which incorporated enabling, motivating and precipitating factors leading to intensified bullying. The study investigated the effects vertical bullying has on nursing student and graduate behavior, the socialization of vertical bullying through education, and its possible connection to nursing hierarchy and the academic structure supporting bullying through nursing education.

DOI

10.25777/9vjj-bs83

ISBN

9781267837103

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