Resilience to social bullying in academia a phenomenological study

Diane Wieland, Janice M. Beitz

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While social bullying, negative workplace behaviors, and incivility are receiving scholarly attention, no research study could be identified targeting resilience to social bullying in nursing programs. This article describes a phenomenological study that investigated resilience to social bullying. Seventeen self-identified bullied nurse faculty were audiotaped. Colaizzi's method guided data analysis. Multiple themes reflected 3 chronologic periods: during bullying, decisional phase, and after bullying. Implications for the health and well-being of nursing faculty are posed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)289-293
Number of pages5
JournalNurse educator
Issue number6
StatePublished - Oct 20 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education
  • Fundamentals and skills
  • LPN and LVN


  • Bullying
  • Nursing education
  • Nursing faculty
  • Phenomenological
  • Resilience

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