The Phenomenon of Bullying: A Case Study of Jordanian Schools at Tafila

Abderraheem Fadhil Salamn Almahasnih

Abstract


The aim of this research was to investigate the phenomenon of bullying and the dangerous effects on victims and the
security of school environment, and to understand the psycho-social dimensions, through recognizing the degree of
contribution of embodying the social values, feeling inferiority and strength of inner feeling of bullies who try to
compensate some difficulties and get social and psychic giants in Tafila Public Schools south Jordan. The sample of
the study was consisted 300 male and female bullies students at the high-primary stage in the academic year
2009/2010 in 8th, 9th and 10th grades. The researcher developed three scales for the purpose of this study: bullying
scale, bullying measure developed for this study: social values scale feeling inferiority scale and the conscience
awakening scale. Means and SDs, ANNOVA and the Chaffee test were utilized in this study. Results indicated that
the variable of feeling inferior was the strongest factor for predicting bullying and Awakening of conscience and
social values were found to have a negative relationship with bullying. In addition, it was shown that male students
are more practiced in bullying than female students and there were statistically significant differences among the
means of students performance in (8th – 10th grades) in bullying only, where no statistically significant differences
indicated among the three levels of grades in social values, feeling interior and awakening of conscience.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/wje.v9n1p243

 

World Journal of Education
ISSN 1925-0746(Print)  ISSN 1925-0754(Online)

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