1st Edition

Understanding and Preventing Faculty-on-Faculty Bullying A Psycho-Social-Organizational Approach

By Darla J. Twale Copyright 2018
    260 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    260 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Understanding and Preventing Faculty-on-Faculty Bullying provides a comprehensive understanding of workplace harassment, aggression, violence, bullying, and incivility in academia. Using a psychological, sociological, and organizational approach, this book explores the issue from the perspective of the individual, the department, and from the higher education organization. Providing research on the effects on victims and collegial culture, this important volume brings together interdisciplinary scholarship to present research-based suggestions for recovering from workplace bullying, recommendations for improving toxic academic environments, and practical advice about policy development to improve academic organizational culture and climate.


    List of Figures

    List of Tables

    List of Abbreviations


    Part I Introduction

    Chapter 1 Introduction to Workplace Bullying

    Chapter 2 Bullying in Academe

    Part II Effects

    Chapter 3 Physical, Psychological, and Psychosocial Effects

    Chapter 4 Social Construction of Bullying

    Chapter 5 Institutional Characteristics and Circumstances

    Part III Recovery, Resolution, and Restoration

    Chapter 6 Physical and Psychological Recovery

    Chapter 7 Sense-making and Social Resolution

    Chapter 8 Institutional Restoration

    Part IV Resources and Research

    Chapter 9 Practical Remedies

    Chapter 10 Suggestions for Future Research

    Chapter 11 Resources and Measurements

    Epilog Safer Spaces


    Darla J. Twale was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pittsburgh and previously a Professor and Coordinator of Higher Education at the University of Dayton and Auburn University, USA.

    "This volume contains an indispensable annotated compilation of research-derived solutions that address bullying on all levels — individual, group and institutional — a first-ever-in-print feature that elevates it above the field. Twale provides an unrivaled breadth of theoretical explanatory factors for the workplace bullying phenomenon, leaving no idea unexplored."
    —Gary Namie, Director, Workplace Bullying Institute, USA

    "Twale utilizes the top scholars internationally on the issue of workplace bullying to capture and analyze the hidden yet potentially toxic dynamics in academe. Her analysis further considers the power differential and resulting trauma that arises when workplace bullying goes unchecked. This is a recommended read for how the workplace bullying epidemic continues to infect higher education." 
    —Leah P. Hollis, Lead Consultant, Patricia Berkly LLC, and Faculty, Department of Advanced Studies, Leadership Policy, Morgan State University