A Survey of Students' Perceptions of Bullying Behaviors in Nursing Education in Mississippi

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154157
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Survey of Students' Perceptions of Bullying Behaviors in Nursing Education in Mississippi
Abstract:
A Survey of Students' Perceptions of Bullying Behaviors in Nursing Education in Mississippi
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Cooper, Janet, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Mississippi
Title:Assistant Professor
[Research Presentation]Purpose:  Previous studies have described the presence of and negative impact of bullying on the workplace and the profession of nursing. Since education precedes practice, the researcher sought to know if bullying exists in nursing education. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to describe (a) types, sources, and frequency of bullying behaviors, (b) behaviors used by nursing students to cope with bulling (c) resources provided by nursing programs to cope with bullying, and (d) differences in frequency and types of bullying behaviors according to student characteristic categories encountered in nursing education from the student perspective. Methods: The research methodology of this study was non-experimental descriptive and used a questionnaire survey. Of a potential 1133 participants, 665 completed the investigator-developed Bullying in Nursing Education Questionnaire (BNEQ). Descriptive data analysis was performed, and the data was reported by frequencies and percentages. Results: The study revealed that nursing students in the state of Mississippi perceive that all of the bullying behaviors listed on the BNEQ do exist in nursing education at varying frequencies. Conclusion: The evidence from this study does not paint a pretty picture of nurses either entering or staying in the profession because of their bullying behaviors. However, the study provides a baseline of these behaviors to support interventions and additional research. It is the investigator's hope that the findings from this study will be used to raise awareness among nurse leaders, nurse educators and practicing nurses and to enhance the quality of nursing care and the lives of nurses.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Survey of Students' Perceptions of Bullying Behaviors in Nursing Education in Mississippien_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154157-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Survey of Students' Perceptions of Bullying Behaviors in Nursing Education in Mississippi</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Cooper, Janet, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Mississippi</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jcooper@son.umsmed.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation]Purpose: &nbsp;Previous studies have described the presence of and negative impact of bullying on the workplace and the profession of nursing. Since education precedes practice, the researcher sought to know if bullying exists in nursing education. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to describe (a) types, sources, and frequency of bullying behaviors, (b) behaviors used by nursing students to cope with bulling (c) resources provided by nursing programs to cope with bullying, and (d) differences in frequency and types of bullying behaviors according to student characteristic categories encountered in nursing education from the student perspective. Methods: The research methodology of this study was non-experimental descriptive and used a questionnaire survey. Of a potential 1133 participants, 665 completed the investigator-developed Bullying in Nursing Education Questionnaire (BNEQ). Descriptive data analysis was performed, and the data was reported by frequencies and percentages. Results: The study revealed that nursing students in the state of Mississippi perceive that all of the bullying behaviors listed on the BNEQ do exist in nursing education at varying frequencies. Conclusion: The evidence from this study does not paint a pretty picture of nurses either entering or staying in the profession because of their bullying behaviors. However, the study provides a baseline of these behaviors to support interventions and additional research. It is the investigator's hope that the findings from this study will be used to raise awareness among nurse leaders, nurse educators and practicing nurses and to enhance the quality of nursing care and the lives of nurses.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:47:11Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:47:11Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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