HomeHarvestvol. 10 no. 1 (2014)

NATURE AND PREVALENCE OF BULLYING IN THE UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL

Esperanza Balatbat | Ginaline L. Rodriguez | Ramadan D.C De Jesus

 

Abstract:

This study was conducted to determine the nature and prevalence of bullying in the Baliuag University High School. It also aimed to find out the bullying acts/behaviors that exist in the department and the frequency of their occurrence. A total of 340 students from Grade 7 and 8, third year and fourth year students (School Year 2013-2014) served as the participants of the study. The researchers used the descriptive survey method. Qualitative data analysis was employed to analyze the reasons given by the students about what they feel about being in school. A survey questionnaire adapted and modified by the researchers was employed to gather the needed data. Of the 199 students who admitted that they are bullied, 10% claimed it happens every day, 19.71% said one or two times a week, 13.82% said one or two times a month and 15% said that they experienced bullying one or two times a year. They confessed that they experienced bullying from both boys and girls. The most common forms of bullying acts experienced and witnessed by the students are teasing, the use of foul words, and calling hurtful names, which often occur inside the rooms.