• Cosmin GOIAN
  • Annamaria MESZAROS
  • Florina Luiza VLAICU
  • Danut Sorin BALAUTA
Keywords: bullying; school violence; student perception; combat and prevention.


Bullying is described as a set of aggressive actions, characterized by
intent, repetition and an imbalance of forces. These characteristics refer to
the fact that the aggressor chooses a weaker victim, who will be
aggressively and repeatedly assaulted, usually in school. Wanting to explore
this topic locally through the eyes of the students, we conducted a research
to identify the differences in perception and attitude of the students from two
different high schools (a national college and a technological high school),
regarding this phenomenon. The main hypothesis is that tensions and
difficulties in the school environment can affect the attitudes of students
regarding violence. We applied a questionnaire to 72 students (36 from
each high school) from Sighetu Marmatiei. The results show that the
students from the technological high school, know more information about
bullying, and they consider this phenomenon to be less frequent compared
to the students from the national college, and the feeling of being safe at
school is greater. Students from both high schools expressed pro-victim
attitudes to a greater extent, but the attitude toward the aggressor was more
negative in the case of students from the national college and more positive
in the other school. We can conclude that if the academic standards of the
students are higher, there is more tension is the school atmosphere, which
can generate bullying situations and feelings of insecurity at school.

Author Biographies

Cosmin GOIAN

Department of Social Work, West University of Timisoara

Annamaria MESZAROS

Department of Social Work, West University of Timisoara

Florina Luiza VLAICU

Department of Social Work, West University of Timisoara

Danut Sorin BALAUTA

Department of Social Work, West University of Timisoara


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