Teachers’ Bullying Behaviors Toward Students and Studying its Prevalence and Scope in Tehran’s Schools

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Professor, Tehran University

2 Professor, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Tehran,Tehran, Iran

3 Associate Professor, University of Tehran, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences


The purpose of this survey was to identify the types of teacher’s bullying behavior and its prevalence in school in Tehran, this was done by classifying sampling in schools. After confirmation by the experts, the researcher-made questionnaire was tested experimentally and Cronbach's alpha was calculated. EFA of data from 1046 students showed that there were three components of physical, psychological and verbal bullying, and CfA revealed its appropriateness. Another of physical, psychological and verbal bullying were observed in boys 'schools while psychological, physical and verbal bullying were observed in girls' schools. Students who were never experienced physical, psychological and verbal bullying were 81.64, 73.33, and 76.86 percent, respectively. Physical and verbal bullying are more prevalent in boys and a similar pattern of psychological bullying was seen in both gender. The lowest and highest level of all types of bulling was observed in District 1,19,13, 10, respectively. While psychological bullying had a similar pattern in various grades, the maximum amount of the physical bullying was seen in the eighth and the minimum was seen in the fifth grade. The maximum and minimum amount of the verbal bullying was respectively.


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