Nursing students' perceptions of bullying behaviours by classmates

Cooper, Janet R. M.; Walker, Jean T.; Winters, Karen; Williams, P. Renée; Askew, Rebecca; Robinson, Jennifer C.
November 2009
Issues in Educational Research;Nov2009, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p212
Academic Journal
The purpose of this non-experimental descriptive study was to explore types, sources, and frequency of bullying behaviours that nursing students experience while in nursing school. The study also evaluated resources utilised by nursing students to cope with these bullying behaviours. Six hundred thirty-six participants completed the investigatordeveloped Bullying in Nursing Education Questionnaire (BNEQ). All respondentsreported at least one encounter with bullying behaviour. Fifty-six percent reported that the most frequent source of bullying behaviours was School of Nursing (SON) Classmates. Cursing and swearing, inappropriate behaviours, and belittling or humiliating behaviours by classmates were the most frequently reported bullying behaviours. The most frequently reported behaviour used in response to bullying was "Did Nothing." This study provides evidence that bullying by classmates occurs frequently and that strategies to address the problem in schools of nursing are warranted. Recommendations to address bullying include adoption of "Zero Tolerance" policies and education and training for students, faculty, and health care agencies employees.


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