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Academic performance is important in a student's career path. Bullying may affect academic performance. Students who are bullied experience high stress levels and are more likely to have lower grades. School personnel (e.g., counselors and teachers) have knowledge and experience in this area. The purpose of this study was to explore academic performance and bullying in school-age children. Based on previous research (e.g., Thijs & Verkuyten, 2008), it is expected that school counselors will report that academic performance is related to bullying. The current study utilized a qualitative methodology. Data was analyzed using a content analysis procedure. Participants were 10 school counselors (elementary or middle school). Each participant was examined individually and responded to seven open-ended questions about bullying during a semi-structured interview. Participants reported that self-esteem played a role in being a victim and a perpetrator of bullying. In addition, female students are more likely to bully others. Finally, bullying is an epidemic that needs to be addressed.


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  • Event location
    • Nesbitt 2204

  • Event date
    • 2 November 2019

  • Date submitted

    19 July 2022