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

ISBN 9781138744066
Published October 12, 2017 by Routledge
260 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents


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

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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