Bullying toward Teachers: An Example from Turkey

Ozkilic R.

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, vol.12, no.47, pp.95-112, 2012 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 47
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.95-112
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


Problem Statement: The studies investigating bullying behaviours exhibited by students toward teachers are limited in number. Since teachers are perceived as powerful adults compared to the teenagers and are responsible for managing the classroom, it is commonly thought that they cannot be considered the victims of students. Such thoughts may have put limitations on research studies examining this matter. It is known that student-teacher interactions have effects on school climate and are extremely important in terms of carrying out anti-bullying programs. For this reason, it was thought that collecting more detailed data about bullying behaviours exhibited by students toward teachers can provide useful information for prevention efforts.