THE EFFECT OF BULLYING ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS IN SELECTED SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN EDO STATE
EFFECT, BULLYING, ACADEMIC, PERFORMANCE, STUDENTS, SELECTED, SECONDARY, SCHOOLS, E STATE
The Effect Of Bullying On Academic Performance Of Students In Selected Secondary Schools In Edo State, Abstract
The Project Consist Of Five -5- Chapters
Among The Important Content Of Chapter One Include The ...
The project consist of five (5) chapters
among the important content of chapter one include the introduction, background
to the study, statement of problems, limitation of t he study, definition of
terms and purposes of study. All these are some of the important issues
discussed in the chapter. Chapter two was devoted to literature review, where
different theories were put to proper explanation. Such theories as
developmental theory and other theories. Facts and figures of bullying were
also included in this chapter. Chapter three focuses on methodology of data
gathered. Chapter four dealt on the analysis of data and interpretation of
results, while chapter five dealt with the conclusion, summary, and
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Background of the study
Statement of the problem
Purpose of the study
Significance of the study
Scope and delimitation
Definition of terms
Validity and Reliability of instrument
Administration of the questionnaires
Method of data analysis
Analysis of data
Summary, Conclusion and Recommendation
1.1 BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
In schools, bullying occurs in all areas. It can occur in nearly
any part in or around the school building, thought it more often occurs in
recess, hallways, bathrooms, on school buses and waiting for buses, classes
that require group work or after school activities. Bullying in school
sometimes consist of a group of students taking advantage of or isolating one
student in particular and gaining the loyalty of bystanders, who, in some cases
want to avoid becoming the next victim. School bullying is a widespread issue
that affects secondary school students in three essential parts of their lives;
psychologically, educationally and professionally. Bullying is a sort of
aggressive behaviour against others such as, verbal by calling nasty names,
physical by kicking, pushing or tripping up and social by everyone stopped
talking to you.
Academic achievement is the first aspect which influences bullying
at school. therefore, bullied children live within fear, self-blame, feel
weak and it affects their personality traits and self-confidence, so this
situation makes them unable to study well and they might hate going to school.
Furthermore, they will lose their opportunities to participate with others or
enjoy school activities. Hence, they will gain less academic performance and
low educational attainment. There is a strong relationship between bullying and
school quality such as class size, lack of library, sports facilities. Both
bullies and victims feel more negative about school, and persistent bullying
may lead to stress and depression. Bullying can lead to anxiety, low
self-esteem, hopelessness and isolation. Children miss lessons or are scared to
attend school. They lose concentration when they do attend. Some of the effects
last long after the bullying, until they are adults.
One adverse effect of bullying is that it also leads to suicide.
While suicide is rare in bullied children, the other effects of bullying are
also devastating and last well beyond the time when the child is actually
bullied. Many schools have a zero tolerance policy towards bullying, but
sometimes have difficulty identifying the victims and the abusers because children
are afraid to come forward. Bullying causes long-term problems such as
depression and anxiety. In his essay “The long term effects of bullying”,
psychologist Mark Dombeck relays his own bullying experiences as a child, as
well as the experience of his patients and then, asserts that the anger,
anxiety, and depression of that moment often lingers into adulthood, causing
problems with keeping a job, forming relationship and even continued
victimization in abusive relationship or work environment.
Students who are bullied cannot concentrate in schools, so their
grades may be a warning sign that a student is being bullied. A child’s grade
may also suffer if he or she misses a lot of school due to bullying. Children
who are bullied will complain of headaches, stomachaches, and overall fatigue.
This issues are usually caused by mental anguish that manifest in physical
ailments. Students who are bullied often use physical complaints to get out of
school. additionally, they may avoid infectious from holding crime during the
day. A particularly unfortunate effect of bullying is that some children who
are bullied go on to victimize and harass other children. In the same way that
some student begin to bully at school because they are bullied at home,
children who are bullied at school will begin to look for children more
vulnerable than they are to bully. It is an effort to exert any power they may
have over someone more vulnerable. A bullied children, may, at the demand of
his own bully become a bully to another child.
In the light of this problem, the study is designed to assist
students, teachers, parents, and concerned bodies on how to avoid bullying in
some selected secondary school in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State.
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
This research is aimed at finding the causes and proposing
solutions to bullying in the school environment. The problem will investigate
into bullying by some set of students and the victims. Whether there are better
supervisions during recess, launch time, and break time, whether there are
class rules against bullying and class meetings. Whether there are creative
solutions to helps students by classroom teachers, whether there are talks with
targets, bullies and their parents.
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
Having examined the problem to be investigated in the study, it is
imperative to state the purpose of this study, hence these include;
To find out the negative impact of bullying on students in schools in Edo State.
To find out whether students in Edo State are really bullied in schools.
To find out why the students are bullied.
To make recommendations on the ways to stop bullying.
To find out the extent to which it has affected the academic performance in Edo
SIGNIFICANCE OF STUDY
This research will enable those concerned know how to deal with
the problem of bullying and its obvious consequences on school children. These
It will enable the victims know why they are bullied and how to avoid being
Schools in Edo State will now adopt measures stated to avoid bulling in their
The effects of bullying on students in Edo State will be better solved in the
overall academic performance enhanced.
This research project hopes to provide answers to the following
1. Is there any difference between
violence and school bullying?
2. Can academic achievement take place
3. Does bullying affect students
performance in schools?
4. Does supervision reduce the effects of
SCOPE OF STUDY
This study includes ten (10) students from ten (10) schools that
are mixed secondary schools. The f acts obtained will enable the researcher to
see if some students are more bullied than others and the effects on the
1. Osemwende Senior Secondary School.
2. Joseph High School
3. Mattphilo Secondary School
4. Christ Mission School
5. Rezheights high School
6. Sound Mentality High School
7. Charity high School
8. Great Love High School
9. Gold high School
Sunlight High School.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
is the process of using aggressive behaviour manifested by the use of force or
coercion to affect others, particularly when the behaviour is habitual and
involves an imbalance of power.
Academic Performance: is
the outcome of education- the extent to which a student, teacher or institution
has achieved their educatgional goals.
the person who has been hurt.
This is a mental state in which you are sad and feel that you cannot enjoy
anything because your situation is so difficult and unpleasant.,
this involves giving all your attention to it.
Someone who is vulnerable is weak and without protection with the result that
they are easily hurt physically or emotionally.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY
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