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ERIC Number: EJ1072885
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1037-2911
The Influence of Bullying Behaviours on Sense of School Connectedness, Motivation and Self-Esteem
Skues, Jason L.; Cunningham, Everarda G.; Pokharel, Trilochan
Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, v15 n1 p17-26 Jul 2005
The aim of the current study was to examine how bullying by peers relates to self-esteem, school connectedness and motivation for academic success in an Australian high school. Questionnaires were completed by 975 students across years 7 to 12. As predicted, male students were subjected to more direct forms of bullying than female students. However, contrary to expectations, there were no significant differences between males and females in their reported experience of indirect forms of bullying. Also, students in the lower year levels of high school reported being bullied more frequently than students in high year levels. Findings supported predictions that students who were bullied by their peers at school tended to report having lower levels of self-esteem, feeling less connected to their peers, teachers and school, and being less motivated to perform well at school. These results may have implications for school-based intervention programs that are designed to reduce bullying behaviours.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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