Summer 2017



Degree Name


Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair

Dr. Barbara Swanson

Secondary Advisor/Reader One

Dr. Lisa Daniels

Peer-Reviewer/Reader Two

Dr. John Hall


This mixed method study utilized grounded theory analysis through the use of survey and interview to research how teachers describe the impact of false accusations by students and parents. The study focused on survey results as well as interviews of a selection of teachers and administrators from various levels, rural, suburban, urban areas and disciplines of education. The concepts that emerged from the data illustrated the impact of false accusations on teachers with regard to their emotional and physical health, teaching practice, relationship with administrator(s), and relationships with students and parents. The data also indicate the need for increased training and support for teachers and administrators in dealing with difficult situations and conflict resolution.

Research Methodology

Interview, Survey

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