Bullying affects Everyone
by ngros3 on March 15, 2014 - 12:01pm
The problem being researched is bullying among high school students. There was a cross-sectional survey questionnaire that was conducted among 2 classes of high school students in Bursa, Turkey in order to identify bullying. There were two sections to the survey which included 7 questions about socio-demographic characteristics of the family and the other section was about determination of violence among peers. The survey consisted of questions about the participant's family and questions about violence among peers. The conclusion that was reached was that more than 96% of the students were involved in some form of bullying whether it be the aggressor or the victim. Also there are many different types of bullying that was surveyed at Another major finding was that males were bullied about eight percent more than females. Almost every student has been involved in bullying whether it was physical or verbal.
The main purpose of this article was to show bullying behavior among students in high school. The key question the author is addressing is who, why, and how these students are participating in bullying whether it is from the bullies' perspective or the victim's perspective. The most important information in this article is that there are multiple types of bullying and each can affect everyone. This is supported when the author says "A total of 5926 students involved in violence demonstrated physical (95.8%), emotional (48.5%), and verbal (25.3%) bullying behaviors. From personal experience I can agree with that statement. In High School, there may not always be physical bullying, but there is plenty of other types of bullying that can affect everyone at some point. The main inference of this article is that no matter what background you are from, you will experience some form of bullying. This is stated in the article when it says " Majority (99.2%) of male, and female (93.9%) students were detected to be involved n one form of bullying behaviors as aggressors or victims at one time of their lives." Another piece of important information is that males are physically bullied eight percent more than females. From personal experience I can support that information in the article because in life it is more common to see two males fighting. This may be due to the testosterone in males or from another source, but I have seen less females resort to physical violence. This study covered everything about bullying. One main assumption I can take from this article is that almost everyone will experience some sort of bullying in their lifetime, it is inevitable.
TÜRKMEN, N., DOKGÖZ, H., AKGÖZ, S., EREN, B., VURAL, P., & POLAT, O. (2013). Bullying among High School Students. Maedica - A Journal Of Clinical Medicine, 8(2), 143-152.