Guidelines to Manage Aggression and Facilitate the Mental Health of Educators in the Workplace

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303911
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Guidelines to Manage Aggression and Facilitate the Mental Health of Educators in the Workplace
Author(s):
Poggenpoel, Marie; Myburgh, Chris P. H.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Marie Poggenpoel, BArtetSci, MSocSc, PhD, mariep@uj.ac.za; Chris P. H. Myburgh, PhD;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013

Purpose: To describe a'meta-synthesis of research conducted on educators' lived experience of aggression in the workplace in South Africa and guidelines to manage aggression and facilitate mental health.

Methods: Qualitative phenomenological interviews, observation and fieldnotes were utilised to collect data from purposefully sampled educators. Data were analysed by means of open coding and re-contexualised within the literature. Measures to ensure trustworthiness were applied through implementation of 'the strategies of credibility, transferability, dependability and confirmability. Ethical principles were applied throughout the research process namely autonomy, non-maleficience, benificience and justice.'

Results: Educators experience aggression on a personal level as expressed in'negative emotions. Educators also experience aggression interpersonally as expressed in: experiencing learners being physically aggressive towards each other in class, disrespectful behaviour from learners and educators. Guidelines were described to manage aggression and facilitate mental health. Intrapersonal guidelines focused on facilitating awareness and value clarification by educators. Interpersonal guidelines'focused on facilitating constructive communication, constructive conflict management and resilence of educators.'

Conclusion: Experienced aggression by educators demonstrate challenges to educators' mental health. Guidelines can be utilised to facilitate educators' awareness, respect,'constructive communication and conflict management.

Keywords:
guidelines: educators; manage; aggression
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleGuidelines to Manage Aggression and Facilitate the Mental Health of Educators in the Workplaceen
dc.contributor.authorPoggenpoel, Marieen
dc.contributor.authorMyburgh, Chris P. H.en
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsMarie Poggenpoel, BArtetSci, MSocSc, PhD, mariep@uj.ac.za; Chris P. H. Myburgh, PhD;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303911-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>To describe a'meta-synthesis of research conducted on educators' lived experience of aggression in the workplace in South Africa and guidelines to manage aggression and facilitate mental health. <p><b>Methods: </b>Qualitative phenomenological interviews, observation and fieldnotes were utilised to collect data from purposefully sampled educators. Data were analysed by means of open coding and re-contexualised within the literature. Measures to ensure trustworthiness were applied through implementation of 'the strategies of credibility, transferability, dependability and confirmability. Ethical principles were applied throughout the research process namely autonomy, non-maleficience, benificience and justice.' <p><b>Results: </b>Educators experience aggression on a personal level as expressed in'negative emotions. Educators also experience aggression interpersonally as expressed in: experiencing learners being physically aggressive towards each other in class, disrespectful behaviour from learners and educators. Guidelines were described to manage aggression and facilitate mental health. Intrapersonal guidelines focused on facilitating awareness and value clarification by educators. Interpersonal guidelines'focused on facilitating constructive communication, constructive conflict management and resilence of educators.' <p><b>Conclusion: </b>Experienced aggression by educators demonstrate challenges to educators' mental health. Guidelines can be utilised to facilitate educators' awareness, respect,'constructive communication and conflict management.en
dc.subjectguidelines: educatorsen
dc.subjectmanageen
dc.subjectaggressionen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:25:40Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:25:40Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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