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Views of Bullying and Anti-Bullying Working Styles among School Nurses and School Social Workers in Sweden
Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology (starting 2013), Department of Health Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7872-5808
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Centre for Research on Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology (starting 2013), Department of Health Sciences.
2016 (English)In: Journal of School Violence, ISSN 1538-8220, E-ISSN 1538-8239, Vol. 15, no 4, 438-459 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Given the attention paid to bullying in Swedish schools, surprisingly few studies have addressed the anti-bullying work done by school health staff. This focus-group study explored the experiences of Swedish school health staff concerning bullying and their anti-bullying work with students.

Two distinguishable views of bullying etiology emerged: an individual-oriented view, in which students’ individual difficulties are seen as giving rise to involvement in bullying, and an environment-oriented view, in which social relations and contextual factors are seen as major causes of bullying.

In addition, two distinguishable working styles emerged from the analysis: a lone working style with relatively little interdisciplinary work and with focus on personal consultation with students, and a collectivistic working style characterized by interdisciplinary work and involvement in the school’s overall prevention activities.

In this paper we discuss whether these working styles and views of bullying etiology distinguish school nurses from school social workers.

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2016. Vol. 15, no 4, 438-459 p.
Keyword [en]
bullying, school nurses, school social workers
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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Public Health Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-37808DOI: 10.1080/15388220.2015.1084234ISI: 000375793300004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-37808DiVA: diva2:850150
Available from: 2015-09-01 Created: 2015-09-01 Last updated: 2016-06-07Bibliographically approved

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