Investigation Of Bullying Controlling Strategies By Primary School Teachers
Objectives: The current study was conducted to investigate the use of bullying strategies by the primary school teachers at District Haripur. The aim of this study was to identify the most frequently used bullying strategies as well as the least used bullying prevention strategies by the primary school teachers at District Haripur.
Study Design: Survey research design was used to conduct the study. Convenient sampling technique was used to collect the required information about the bullying controlling strategies
Place and duration: this study was conducted in District Haripur. Data was collected from January 2015 to March, 2015.
Material and methods: This study included a sample of fifty primary school teachers from District Haripur. A questionnaire comprising of twelve (12) items was used to collecting the required information which was validated by experts. Percentage was used for the purpose of analyze of data.
Results: Results indicated that 94% of teachers make use of provision of safe environment, 86% of the teachers make clear instructions to the students, and 82% of the teachers train the students to resolve conflicts as most frequently used strategies to control bullying in the class. On the other hand, only 36% of the teachers encourage the students to report bullying cases while 28% of the teachers use reducing spare time as strategies to control bullying in the class.
Conclusion: teachers make sure that there is the classroom environment is free from bullying. For this purpose they provide clear instruction before any activity as well as train them to resolve their conflicts.