Self-reported harassment and bullying in Australian universities: explaining differences between regional, metropolitan and elite institutions

Skinner, Timothy C., Peetz, David, Strachan, Glenda, Whitehouse, Gillian, Bailey, Janis and Broadbent, Kaye (2015) Self-reported harassment and bullying in Australian universities: explaining differences between regional, metropolitan and elite institutions. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 37 5: 558-571. doi:10.1080/1360080X.2015.1079400


Author Skinner, Timothy C.
Peetz, David
Strachan, Glenda
Whitehouse, Gillian
Bailey, Janis
Broadbent, Kaye
Title Self-reported harassment and bullying in Australian universities: explaining differences between regional, metropolitan and elite institutions
Journal name Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1360-080X
1469-9508
Publication date 2015-10-08
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/1360080X.2015.1079400
Volume 37
Issue 5
Start page 558
End page 571
Total pages 14
Place of publication Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract We analyse data from the largest survey of university staff in Australia to determine whether bullying and harassment are more common in regional than metropolitan and Go8 universities, and to what extent any differences could be attributed to other factors. While professional staff showed no difference in harassment rates between regional and metropolitan and Go8 universities, academic staff at regional universities reported significantly higher levels of harassment. This probably reflected the labour market and resource context of regional universities. Binary logistic regression indicated that a perceived lack of support for professional development partially explained the effect of regional status on differences in the rates of harassment/bullying across university types. Markers of organisational culture only partially account for differences in the rates of harassment/bullying between university types.
Keyword Bullying
Development
Harassment
Prejudice
Regional
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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