Bullying and School Climate from the Aspects of the Students and Teachers

Kartal H., BİLGİN A.

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, vol.9, no.36, pp.209-226, 2009 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 36
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.209-226
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Problem Statement: School culture and school climate describe the environment that affects the behavior of teachers and students. School climate reflects the physical and psychological aspects of the school that are more susceptible to change and that provide the preconditions necessary for teaching and learning to take place. In addition, school climate is a significant element in discussions about improving academic performance. The most important component of school climate is safety. However, incidents of bullying are frequent occurrences for many children at school and in the community. Children who are bullied fear coming to school, and they believe school to be an unsafe and distressing place.