248 pages | 9 B/W Illus.
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.
"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
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