This article was published in Teaching and Teacher Education, Volume 26, Issue 7,
Author(s): Corene de Wet, ' The Reasons For and the Impact of Principal-On-Teacher Bullying on the Victims’ Private and Professional Lives', Pages 1450-1459, Copyright Elsevier (October 2010).
The current paper examines the reasons for principal-on-teacher bullying and the impact of the bullying on the victims.
The data stem from a phenomenological study which was conducted to ascertain teachers’ exposure to different types of bullying.
Colaizzi’s phenomenological method was employed in analyzing participants’ transcripts.
The findings support the literature that the lack of an effective regime for monitoring of regulations governing principals’ behavior and the characteristics of the bullies and victims are reasons for bullying.
This article uses the voices of the victims of bullying to illustrate teachers’ experiences of bullying.