Bullying: reduced when learners feel like they belong in a school

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2018
TITLE AUTHOR(S): L.Winnaar, U.Beku
KEYWORDS: BULLY BEHAVIOUR, LEARNER PERFORMANCE, SOCIAL EXCLUSION, TRENDS IN INTERNATIONAL MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE STUDY
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-april-june-2018/bullying
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10544

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Abstract

Research has found that creating a healthy social context within schools is vital for learner success. Are South African schools ensuring that the social needs of learners are met? Based on data from the 2015 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), Lolita Winnaar and Unathi Beku examine the association between academic achievement and bullying and investigate social factors linked to bullying in schools.