Date of Award

Fall 12-2016

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Nursing

Committee Chair

Dr. Kathleen Masters

Committee Chair Department

Nursing

Committee Member 2

Dr. Janie Butts

Committee Member 2 Department

Nursing

Committee Member 3

Dr. Bonnie Harbaugh

Committee Member 3 Department

Nursing

Committee Member 4

Dr. Melanie Gilmore

Committee Member 4 Department

Nursing

Committee Member 5

Dr. Richard Mohn

Committee Member 5 Department

Educational Studies and Research

Abstract

The purpose of this research was to determine the perceived presence of workplace incivility among nursing faculty in associate, baccalaureate, and graduate nursing programs and whether there was a significant difference between workplace incivility behaviors, occurrence of incivility, extent of incivility, and engagement of incivility among the three groups. A convenience sample of faculty from nursing programs accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, and Tennessee completed the Incivility in Nursing Education-Revised (INE-R) survey. The final sample included 169 nursing faculty.

Based on the results of the study faculty in associate, baccalaureate, and graduate nursing programs recognize faculty-to-faculty incivility with 80% reporting incivility as a problem in their program. Statistical analysis revealed there was not a significant difference between workplace incivility behaviors, occurrence of incivility, extent of incivility, and engagement of incivility among the three groups. The most highly rated faculty incivility behaviors included making condescending or rude remarks, exerting superiority, abusing position, or rank, making discriminating comments, making rude gestures or nonverbal behaviors, and sending inappropriate or rude emails. The highest rated behavior occurring in the prior 12 months included using a computer, phone, or another media device in faculty meetings, committee meetings, other work activities for unrelated purposes.

ORCID ID

orcid.org/0000-0001-9438-8074

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