Effects of Bullying on Pupil’s Self Esteem in Al-Basra Primary Schools
Keywords:Bullying, Self Esteem, Pupil’s, primary schools.
Background: Bullying is a worldwide issue that can be seen in any school; it is not limited to one type of
public, private, primary or secondary, urban or rural institution and, as a result, brings anxiety, decreased
school absenteeism, academic school performance, and can even contribute to the suicide of bullying victims.
Aim: To examine Effects of Bullying on Pupil’s Self Esteem in Al-Basra primary schools.
Methodology: Non-probability (purpose) sample of 300 primary school students Systemic randomly
selected from a total of 400 schools in Basra Governorate in Al Basra City Center was diagnosed as victims
by administrators and teachers from a sample of 40 primary schools
Results: The findings indicate that the level of bullying towards primary school students was high and the
level of self-esteem was low. There is a negative statistically association between bullying and self-esteem,
which means that self-esteem has declined as bullying has increased.
Conclusion: There is a negative association between self-esteem and bullying. A highly statistically
significant relationship exists between the self-esteem of the students and their gender and grade. A nonsignificant relationship exists between the self-esteem of the learners and their age.
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