Prevalence of bullying and its relationship with trauma symptoms in young Iranian students

Lotfi, Samira, Dolatshahi, Behrooz, Mohammadkhani, Parvaneh, Campbell, Marilyn A., & Rezaei Dogaheh, Ebrahim (2014) Prevalence of bullying and its relationship with trauma symptoms in young Iranian students. Practice in Clinical Psychology, 2(4), pp. 271-276.

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Bullying and peer victimization in school are serious concerns for students, parents, psychologists, and school officials around the world. This descriptive study examined bullying/victimization among Iranian students and the relationship between bullying and trauma symptoms.


This study was a cross-sectional research and descriptive correlative study. Descriptive statistics and Pearson correlation were used to analyze the data. The Revised Olweus Bully/Victim Questionnaire and Trauma symptoms checklist for children (TSCC-A) were administered to 591(325males and 266 females) students aged 10 to 14 year.


The results revealed that 38.4 % of students reported bullying behavior. In addition, victims had the highest level of depression, anxiety, and anger compared to uninvolved students. Bullies were not related to trauma symptoms.


Conclusions include detailed recommendations for further empirical studies.

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ID Code: 83700
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Bully, Victim, Trauma symptoms, Prevalence
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Counselling (130305)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 [Please consult the author]
Deposited On: 21 Apr 2015 22:36
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 04:49

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