This report provides a comprehensive overview of research aimed at examining predicters and effects of teacher victimization including theft, physical assault, sexual harassment, verbal abuse, non-physical contact aggressive behaviors, and online and conventional bullying.
This report discusses a two-year longitudinal study of teacher victimization that included approximately 1,600 teachers in a large metropolitan area in Texas. The report addresses a broad variety of teacher victimization including theft, physical assault, sexual harassment, verbal abuse, non-physical contact aggressive behaviors, and online and conventional bullying. It examines predictors of teacher victimization by focusing on three factors: teachers’ socio-demographic factors, such as gender, race, age, and years of teaching experience; teachers’ classroom behaviors, e.g., a student-oriented approach; and school climate and environmental factors, such as grade level and disadvantaged student population. The report also explores the negative consequences of teachers’ victimization by examining whether it is significantly related to teachers’ job performance, teachers’ trust of students, concerns with school safety, and thoughts about turnover.