RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN WORKPLACE BULLYING, SELF-ESTEEM AND SCHOOL CLIMATE IN HEADMASTERS OF PRIMARY SCHOOLS
1 University Palacky, Faculty of Education (CZECH REPUBLIC)
2 University Palacky in Olomouc, Faculty of Education (CZECH REPUBLIC)
About this paper:
Conference name: 12th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 11-13 November, 2019
Location: Seville, Spain
Abstract:The quality of the education and training process is closely linked to the overall quality of the school climate and interpersonal relationships, and the concept of bullying in the workplace is more and more related to the school environment when it involves forms of psychological attacks among teachers. It is logical that if this negative phenomenon occurs in the school environment, it is a serious ethical problem that can fundamentally influence the quality of the climate in the school and therefore also the functioning of the school as an educational institution.
The main objective of our study was to map out how primary school teachers perceive their workplaces and interpersonal relationships within them. To obtain the data a one-dimensional assessment scale was used to measure the perception of the social climate among the headmasters. A Negative Acts Questionnaire (NAQ-R) was used to identify the headmasters who experienced bullying in the workplace. The research sample consisted of 397 basic school headmasters from the Czech Republic, of which 79 were men and 318 women. The results of the survey point to the fact that there is a negative correlation between workplace bullying, perception of school climate and self-esteem among the school headmasters. Gender differences were identified as well.
Keywords: Headmasters, workplace bullying, school climate, self-esteem.