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


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.