Effects of Bullying on Pupil’s Self Esteem in Al-Basra Primary Schools

Authors

  • Doaa M. Bachi
  • Nuha S. Kadhim
  • Mohammed Talib Abed

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i2.2883

Keywords:

Bullying, Self Esteem, Pupil’s, primary schools.

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Doaa M. Bachi

Assistant Lecturer in Psychiatric Nursing, College of Nursing, University of Basra- Iraq

Nuha S. Kadhim

Assistant Lecturer in
Pediatric Nursing, College of Nursing, University of Basra - Iraq

Mohammed Talib Abed

Assistant Lecturer in Pediatric Nursing/College
of Nursing, Babylon University-Iraq

Published

2021-03-12

How to Cite

Doaa M. Bachi, Nuha S. Kadhim, & Mohammed Talib Abed. (2021). Effects of Bullying on Pupil’s Self Esteem in Al-Basra Primary Schools. Medico Legal Update, 21(2), 1379-1382. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i2.2883

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