Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Student Bullying of Teachers in California Public Schools: A Study on Bullying and Its Impact on Teachers' Burnout
by Tin, Jia Jian, Ph.D., Alliant International University, 2021, 107; 28002459
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of the study was, first, to document the prevalence of Study Bullying of Teachers (SBT) in the

state of California. Second, the study investigated if the experience of SBT predicted an increase in burnout

among teachers. This study utilized the Copenhagen Burnout Inventory (CBI), a burnout scale with three

dimensions (i.e., personal, work-related, and client-related). The study also used an SBT survey, which is a

self-constructed survey based on previous studies. The SBT survey asked participants about their experience

of SBT and how they reacted to being bullied. A total of 268 public school teachers in California

participated in the study. The study found an 85.1% prevalence rate of SBT. Findings showed an increase in

SBT predicted an increase in burnout across all three dimensions after controlling for the experiencing of

being bullied by parents. The findings indicated verbal abuse and damaging teachers’ property had the most

substantial effect on burnout. The results also showed in-person bullying predicted the increase in burnout

but not online bullying.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Bekerian, Debra
Commitee: Liang, Ya-shu, O'Connor, Kevin
School: Alliant International University
Department: Fresno, CSPP
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-B 82/1(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Clinical psychology
Keywords: Bullying, Burnout, California, School intervention, Teachers
Publication Number: 28002459
ISBN: 9798662401457
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