Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Nursing faculty members' perspectives of faculty-to-faculty workplace incivility among nursing faculty members
by Amos, Kimberly S., Ph.D., Capella University, 2013, 217; 3558555
Abstract (Summary)

In recent years, nursing faculty incivility has been a searing topic of research. Nursing research included studies on incivility among nursing students, incivility between nursing students and nursing faculty, and incivility in the clinical setting. However, literature specifically on nursing faculty incivility was limited. This descriptive, quantitative study examined perceived levels of workplace incivility among nursing faculty members. The sample ( n = 257) consisted of nursing faculty members employed at community colleges in North Carolina. The methodology included a non-experimental, online survey design using Martin and Hine's (2005) Uncivil Workplace Behavior Questionaireand a demographics survey. Data analysis included use of descriptive and inferential statistics. Findings revealed three themes (a) the description of workplace incivility among nursing faculty aligned with Bandura's (1977) social learning theory and Andersson and Pearson's (1999) incivility spiral; (b) workplace incivility among nursing faculty existed in the community college setting; and (c) most demographic factors did not influence the extent to which faculty members perceived uncivil behaviors among their peers. However, there were four exceptions: hostility and full-time employment, hostility and salary range, privacy invasion and ethnicity, and uncivil behaviors and the number of years of full-time teaching. Implications for nursing education included turning conflict into problem-solving and collaboration, and cultivating climates of civility and cultures of openness, inclusion, and social connectedness.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Pilcher, Jobeth
Commitee: Alred, Jill C., Wiltshire, Deborah S.
School: Capella University
Department: School of Education
School Location: United States -- Minnesota
Source: DAI-B 74/08(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Higher Education Administration, Nursing, Organization Theory
Keywords: Community college nursing faculty members, Faculty-to-faculty incivility, Incivility in nursing education, Nursing faculty incivility, Uncivil workplace behavior questionaire, Workplace incivility
Publication Number: 3558555
ISBN: 9781303029844
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