Volume 1 | Issue 2 | 2013



The main aim of the study was to investigate the existence of differences in bulling between elementary students coming from Albania or former USSR and native elementary students. The secondary aim of the study was to investigate if the existence of possible differences is relative with possible differences in particular dimensions of global self-esteem. The sample of the study composed 249 (N = 249, 130 boys, 119 girls) fifth- and sixth-grade students of thirteen elementary schools of urban and suburban areas. The data of the study were collected through the Peer Relations Questionnaire and the Self-Perception Profile for Children Questionnaire. From the results was found that it was more possible for the immigrant male students to be involved in bulling than their native schoolmates and particularly as bullies. This differentiation was mainly because of the fifth-grade male
students, whereas there were not found any differences in relation with immigrants’ motherland. Factors which to some degree affect the involvement of these students in bulling are their global self-esteem and their scholastic competence. Future studies involving larger samples, should explore further the connection of bulling with students’ global self-esteem and scholastic competence.


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