The Relationship between Types of Bullying experienced by Primary School Students and Their Anxiety, State-Trait, Self-Esteem And Certain Socio-Demographic Characteristics

DEMİRBAĞ B. C., Cicek Z., Yigitbas C., ÖZKAN Ç. G., Dincer A.

7th International Conference on Intercultural Education - Education, Health and ICT - From a Transcultural Perspective (EDUHEM), Almeria, Spain, 15 - 17 June 2016, vol.237, pp.398-404 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 237
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2017.02.077
  • City: Almeria
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.398-404
  • Keywords: Anxiety, state-trait of the children, primary school students, VICTIMIZATION, AGGRESSION, DEPRESSION, PREVALENCE, BEHAVIORS, CHILDREN, VICTIMS, BULLIES
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Bullying experienced by children causes negative emotions which lead to failure in their lives. This study aims to determine the relationship between types of bullying and anxiety, state-trait, self-esteem and certain socio-demographic characteristics of primary school students who exposed to bullying at least two times. A primary school in the city center of eastern part of Turkey was selected by simple random sampling method. A socio-demographic questionnaire, which was developed by the researchers, and state-trait anxiety inventory and self-esteem scales were provided to 595 students in this school by explaining how to fill out the questionnaires between January 1 and January 31, 2015. The most common types of bullying expressed by children were kicking and slapping in the physical bullying 11.7%, kidding in the verbal bullying 14.1%, discrimination in the emotional bullying 7.3% and sexually explicit expressions in the sexual bullying type 4.2%. (C) 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.