Bullying Behaviors among University Students in Palestine
Publication Type
Original research

Background: The problem of bullying in schools and universities is an issue of every nation around the globe. Researchers around the globe pointed out an abundance of negative impacts on students involved in bullying and require the focus and attention of adults to address and resolve bullying incidents among students.

Objectives: The purpose of the study investigating the prevalence rate of bullying and victimization and causes of bullying among university health sciences students in Palestine.

Method: The current survey design study was directed on samples was randomly and the total number of samples was 191 students (the male was 81 and the females were 110). Bullying was assessed by using a questionnaire developed from the literature by the researcher. 

Result: As a result, it causes psychological disorders in the long-term, such as depression, anxiety, and aggression, whether it is directed toward the self, or toward others. In this study, the sample was randomly selected from one governorate in the West Bank of Palestine.

Conclusion: The study concludes that the common type of bullying behavior among male university students was physical, and verbal bullying the highest among female university students. Also, the participants in the study, mention that stress, jealousy, and revenge was from the common reasons for the bullying.

Keywords: Bullying, Victimization, University Students, Palestine

Public Health Open Access
Medwin publishers
Publisher Country
United States of America
Publication Type
Online only