A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS BETWEEN THE PERCEPTIONS AND ATTITUDES OF STUDENTS IN TWO HIGH SCHOOLS WITH DIFFERENT STATUS REGARDING THE PHENOMENON OF BULLYING IN SCHOOLS Cover Image

A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS BETWEEN THE PERCEPTIONS AND ATTITUDES OF STUDENTS IN TWO HIGH SCHOOLS WITH DIFFERENT STATUS REGARDING THE PHENOMENON OF BULLYING IN SCHOOLS
A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS BETWEEN THE PERCEPTIONS AND ATTITUDES OF STUDENTS IN TWO HIGH SCHOOLS WITH DIFFERENT STATUS REGARDING THE PHENOMENON OF BULLYING IN SCHOOLS

Author(s): Cosmin Goian
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Education, Higher Education
Published by: Editura Universității Aurel Vlaicu
Keywords: bullying; school violence; student perception; combat and prevention.

Summary/Abstract: Bullying is described as a set of aggressive actions, characterized by intent, repetition and an imbalance of forces. These characteristics refer to the fact that the aggressor chooses a weaker victim, who will be aggressively and repeatedly assaulted, usually in school. Wanting to explore this topic locally through the eyes of the students, we conducted a research to identify the differences in perception and attitude of the students from two different high schools (a national college and a technological high school), regarding this phenomenon. The main hypothesis is that tensions and difficulties in the school environment can affect the attitudes of students regarding violence. We applied a questionnaire to 72 students (36 from each high school) from Sighetu Marmatiei. The results show that the students from the technological high school, know more information about bullying, and they consider this phenomenon to be less frequent compared to the students from the national college, and the feeling of being safe at school is greater. Students from both high schools expressed pro-victim attitudes to a greater extent, but the attitude toward the aggressor was more negative in the case of students from the national college and more positive in the other school. We can conclude that if the academic standards of the students are higher, there is more tension is the school atmosphere, which can generate bullying situations and feelings of insecurity at school.

  • Issue Year: 26/2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 308-325
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: English