Prof Lynette Jacobs
Associate Professor
South Campus
051 5051289

Short CV

Highest Qualification: PhD


Publications (Short List)

Publications since 2015.  For complete list, please click on the link to the Curriculum Vitae

Kruger, Erika & Jacobs, Lynette.  2019.  Teachers’ Workplace and Personal Wellness: Perspectives from South African Legislation and Policies.  In Marta Kowalczuk-Waledziak, Alicja Korzeniecka-Bondar, Wioleta Danilewicz, and Gracienne Lauwers (Eds). Rethinking Teacher Education for the 21st Century: Trends, Challenges and New Directions (184-202). Leverkusen, Germany: Barbara Budrich Publishers.

Xie, T; Jacobs, L & Müller, M.  2019.  The Experiences of East Asian Students Studying at English Medium Universities: A South African Case Study. In Popov, N, Wolhuter, C.; De Beer L.; Hilton, G., Ogunleye, J., Achinewhu-Nworgy, E.; & Niemczyk, E. (Eds.) Glocal Education in Practice: Teaching, Researching, and Citizenship. BCES Conference Books, 17:57-63.

de Wet C., Jacobs L. 2018 Workplace Bullying, Emotional Abuse and Harassment in Schools. In: D`Cruz, P.; Noronha, E.; Keashly, L.; Tye-Williams, S. (eds) Special topics and particular occupations, professions and sectors. Handbooks of Workplace Bullying, Emotional Abuse and Harassment, Vol 4. Springer: Singapore, (pp. 1-34) doi:10.1007/978-981-10-5154-8_11-1

Jacobs, L & De Wet, C.  2018.  The complexity of teacher targeted workplace bullying: an analysis for policy.  Journal for Juridical Science, 43(2): 53-78, https://doi.10.18820/24150517/JJS43.i2.3

Reyneke, J.M. & Jacobs, L.  2018.  Can legal remedy be used to address bullying and cyberbullying in South African schools? Polish Journal of Educational Studies, 71(1): 66-80.

Jacobs, Lynette. 2018. Reflecting on a university partnership project in underprivileged South African schools. In Popov, N, Wolhuter, C., Smith, J., Hilton, G., Ogunleye, J., Niemczyk, E., Chigisheva, O. (Eds.). Education in Modern Society. BCES Conference Books, 15: 38-44.

Lets’opha, MM & Jacobs, L.  2017.  “He doesn’t like it, but I do it anyway”: listening to the voices of learners who bully others. Acta Criminologica, 13(1): accepted for publication.

Jacobs, Lynette.  2017.  Burke’s Dramatism Framework: A Lens to Analyse Bullying.  In Popov, N, Wolhuter, C., Kalin, J., Hilton, G., Ogunleye, J., Niemczyk, E., Chigisheva, O. (Eds.). Current Business and Economics Driven Discourse and Education: Perspectives from Around the World. BCES Conference Books, 15: 195-201.

Mohlaloka, Sello MB, Jacobs, Lynette & De Wet, Corene.  2016.  Insights from traditional initiators (Basuwe) on the influence of male traditional initiation (lebollo) on the behaviour of school boys. Perspectives in Education. Accepted for publication in volume 34(2).

Mohlaloka, Sello MB, Jacobs, Lynette & De Wet, Corene.  2016.  The Influence of Traditional Male Initiation (Lebollo) on School Discipline: Educators’ Perspectives.  Deviant Behavior, 38(6): 709–721.

Jacobs, L & De Wet, NC.  2015.  A quantitative exploration of the effects of workplace bullying on South African educators. African Safety Promotion: A Journal of Injury and Violence Prevention, 13(2): 31-58.

Jacobs, Lynette & De Wet, Corene.  2015.  Workplace bullying in schools: Who are being victimised?  Acta Criminologica, 28(1):50-66.


I have two focus areas in my research.  Firstly, I focus on issues pertaining to school violence, which includes disruptive learner behaviour, bullying, workplace bullying and exclusion in education settings, from an Education Systems and Education Policy perspective. 

Secondly, I focus on education opportunities, including open distance learning, as well as access to education and higher education.

Area(s) of Interest

School violence, School discipline, Workplace bullying & Bullying
Open Distance Learning & Access to Education

Courses Presented

Community Service

Service Learning



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