Teachers’ Safety and Workplace Victimization: A Socioecological Analysis of Teachers’ Perspective

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School violence research has broadly overlooked violence directed at teachers. Despite recent growing acknowledgment of teachers’ workplace victimization and concerns regarding the potential costs of the problem worldwide, teachers’ perceptions of safety and risk of workplace victimization have not been sufficiently studied. To fill this gap, this study employed a socioecological approach using qualitative measures to study teachers’ perceptions of risk and protective factors associated with workplace victimization and safety. Thirty-six in-depth interviews with teachers revealed antecedents of workplace victimization and safety both inside and outside the school setting at the individual, organizational, communal, and societal levels. We highlight practice guidelines involving teachers, students, parents, school social and organizational climates, policy, and societal norms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-412
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of School Violence
Issue number4
StatePublished - 28 Jul 2022

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  • School violence
  • organizational climate
  • school climate
  • school policy
  • school safety
  • teacher workplace victimization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality


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