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The dark side of school culture

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dc.contributor.author Mannix McNamara, Patricia
dc.contributor.author Hickey, Niamh
dc.contributor.author MacCurtain, Sarah
dc.contributor.author Blom, Nicolaas
dc.date.accessioned 2021-08-03T13:54:26Z
dc.date.available 2021-08-03T13:54:26Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/10435
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The extant literature evidences the link between incivility and workplace culture. Both have a symbiotic relationship whereby a change in one influences the other. When workplace cultures develop dysfunctional values and beliefs, negative traditions, and caustic ways of interacting, they have become “toxic cultures.” This study examined Irish post-primary school teachers’ experiences of incivility and toxic culture in the workplace through in-depth interviews with forty-two participants. Results show that toxic work culture had a negative impact on both the personal and professional lives of the participants. We conclude that antecedents in toxic school culture are linked to epistemological assumptions, group dynamics, and deficiencies in leadership, and we suggest that they act as causes and/or facilitators of workplace bullying. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher MDPI en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Societies;11:87
dc.subject workplace culture en_US
dc.subject incivility en_US
dc.subject toxic culture en_US
dc.subject post-primary schools en_US
dc.title The dark side of school culture en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/soc11030087
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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