Dimensions of Bullying Among Secondary School Students in Ekiti State, Nigeria
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences
Volume 4, Issue 5, October 2015, Pages: 190-193
Received: Aug. 26, 2015; Accepted: Sep. 22, 2015; Published: Oct. 13, 2015
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Mokuolu Bolade Olubunmi, Department of Psychology, Faculty of the Social Sciences, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
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Abstract
Bullying has been considered a problem that has come to stay among students especially at secondary school level, and when the word bullying is mentioned, what comes to mind is physical aggression among boys. The study has been able to assess bullying from different dimensions by employing Multi-dimensional Peer-victimization scale (MPVS). 561 secondary school students drawn from three schools comprising of one boys only, one girls only and one mixed school consisting of boys and girls, making a total of 300 boys and 261 girls, all in Ekiti State, Nigeria were involved. The result of the study reveals that female students (Mean = 15.01) score significantly higher in bullying than male students (Mean = 12.21); in verbal victimization (mean Female = 4.32, Male = 3.64), attack on property (mean Female = 4.42, Male = 3.52), and social manipulation (mean Female = 4.01, Male = 2.61). There is no significant difference between male and female students in physical victimization.
Keywords
Bullying, Peer Victimization, Social Manipulation, Attack on Properties, Verbal Victimization
To cite this article
Mokuolu Bolade Olubunmi, Dimensions of Bullying Among Secondary School Students in Ekiti State, Nigeria, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 4, No. 5, 2015, pp. 190-193. doi: 10.11648/j.pbs.20150405.13
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