Faculty Publications

Title

Promoting the Principles of Civility in NAKHE: National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education 53rd Amy Morris Homans Commemorative Lecture 2019

Document Type

Article

Keywords

bullying, civility, diversity of thought, Higher education, incivility, kinesiology, practitioners

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Quest

Volume

71

Issue

4

First Page

363

Last Page

372

Abstract

A number of studies have shown we are at an all-time low when it comes to civility, and when it comes to caring about each other and what others think of our actions. Students care much less for society’s approval of their behavior than they did a few generations ago. If we cannot be civil, our quality of life deteriorates, and society itself begins to unravel and grow weaker. This article presents a discourse about civility and incivility that focuses on the importance of understanding the rationale, value, and purpose of the infusion of civility into the profession. Incivility is described as rude or disruptive behaviors that often result in psychologically or physiologically distressed people, and if left unaddressed, may progress to threatening situations that result in temporary or permanent injury or illness.

Original Publication Date

10-2-2019

DOI of published version

10.1080/00336297.2019.1604388

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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