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Study of relationship between School Bullying and Academic Self-concept among High School Students


Prof.Dr.Sefa Bulut and Asst.Prof.Dr.Thseen Nazir made a research abaut “Study of relationship between School Bullying and Academic Self-concept among High School Students”

Bullying occurs globally almost in every educational setting. The problem of bullying in schools is one of the critical issues and is of national importance for every country around the world. Researcher’s points to the enormous effect on students, who are involved in bullying and require the attention of adults to address and resolve bullying incidents. Nazir. T., (2015) argue that a child’s psychological well-being may be in jeopardy when they are party to repeated bullying at school. This study, giving importance and light to the voices of high school students and tries to uncover the prevalence of bullying but also tries to understand the relationship between bullying and the Academic Self-concept among students. The Academic self-concept can be defined as a person’s self-evaluation regarding specific academic domains or abilities (Trautwein, et al. 2006). In other words, academic self-concept is how students do school work or feel about themselves as learners (Guay, 2003; Harter, 1998). The study revealed that about 25.8 percent of the students in the sample experienced some sort of bullying in the past month with verbal bullying as the most common type of bullying experienced. Results confirm most of the research findings on the correlates of bullying victimization: being victim of peer bullying strongly reduces academic self-concept and commitment to study.

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