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ERIC Number: EJ1079521
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2222-1735
Bullying in Elementary Schools: Its Causes and Effects on Students
Jan, Afroz; Husain, Shafqat
Journal of Education and Practice, v6 n19 p43-56 2015
Bullying is an everlasting problem in the lives of school kids. It is a problem that affects all students, the person who bully, those who are victims, and the persons who witnesses to interpersonal violence. Bullying may include verbal and physical assaults, threats, "jokes" or language, mockery and criticizing , insulting behavior and facial expressions. These factors work individually, or collectively, to contribute to a child's likelihood of bullying. Bullying is difficult to eradicate in schools because it is so often effectively used by students. Teachers as professionals have to deal with the consequences of pupil-on-pupil bullying. The impact of prejudice-related bullying should not be underestimated. Bullying must be recognized, understood and taken seriously. The major objectives of this study were (i) To understand the nature of bullying (ii) To find out the causes of bullying (iii) To find out impact of pupil-on-pupil bullying on students learning. 10 teachers and 40 students were constituted as sample of the study. Simple random sampling technique was used to select respondents. "Restricted response questionnaire was used as research tool for the collection of data" about prejudice based bullying in schools. "Collected data were analyzed through SPSS by running frequencies, mean score, percentage and standard deviation". The findings of study highlights the nature and various causes of bullying which will help in the formulation and implementation of various strategies to reduce the bullying behavior of students for better learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pakistan
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