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Title: The Nature and Prevalence of bullying in primary schools of Nkayi South Circuit in Zimbabwe
Authors: Alfred Champion Ncube, A. C.
Muranda, A. Z.
Tshabalala, T
Mapolisa, T
Issue Date: 2016
Citation: British Journal of Education, Society & Behavioural Science, 8 (1), p. 1-8
Abstract: The aim of the present study was to investigate the nature and prevalence of bullying among primary school pupils in Nkayi South Circuit in Matabeleland North Province in Western Zimbabwe. The population comprised of all the 300 teachers in Nkayi South Circuit. Random sampling was used to arrive at a sample of 30 teachers from ten schools. The study adopted the descriptive survey design and the questionnaire was used for collecting data. The main findings of the study revealed that the most common forms of bullying were physical (that is, fighting, punching, hitting), verbal (that is, threatening, swearing, teasing) social (that is, deliberately leaving out of a game or group, ignoring). The study also revealed that boys were the main contributors of bullying. The findings also revealed that the bullying behaviours were influenced by home based factors, peers and school based factors. The study recommends that schools should encourage teachers to engage all children in productive work all the time and also liaise with parents on best ways ofguiding the behaviour of pupils who exhibit characteristics of bullies.
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URI: lis.zou.ac.zw:8080/dspace /handle/0/368
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