Bullying in Academia Among College Professors

Authored by: Alan K. Goodboy , Matthew M. Martin , Carol Bishop Mills , Cathlin V. Clark-Gordon

The Routledge Handbook of Communication and Bullying

Print publication date:  August  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138552357
eBook ISBN: 9781315148113
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315148113-17

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Abstract

Student bullying is a detrimental health problem. How bullied students cope and from whom they seek help significantly influences their victimization. It can be challenging for bullied targets to confide in someone about their bullying experiences, and this problem is exacerbated when the confidant fails to appropriately and effectively respond. This chapter overviews communication literature and theoretical perspectives about (1) bullied students’ coping processes and (2) the supportive communication processes between bullied targets and support providers, within the contexts of traditional bullying and cyberbullying. Additionally, we identify several affordances that shape how supportive interactions about bullying dynamically unfold in both offline and online contexts. This chapter provides prevention programs, researchers, and readers practical knowledge about effective bullying management.

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