The perception of students about school bullying and how it affects academic performance in Cameroon

Mbah, Remy Mbah (2020) The perception of students about school bullying and how it affects academic performance in Cameroon. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Many students in secondary schools in Cameroon in general and the North West and South West region get into schools to pursue an academic career. The educational journey is rich with several goals but most at times challenging with ups and downs as regards bullying in the school environment. This thesis research explored school bullying amongst high school students, their perspectives, and their effects on academic performance. Data was collected from over 30 participants, of whom 24 were students of upper sixth classes, and 6 were teachers in the Northwest and Southwest regions of Cameroon in secondary schools. All interviews were through WhatsApp with questioning, and it was found that most students go through kinds of bullying in secondary schools, and most often do not let anyone know about it. The findings showed that school bullying still exists in most schools and influences student’s academic performance and school attendance. It was acknowledged that most students experienced bullying in their classes, and some students reported cases of bullying to their teachers. Bullying still exists and continues to affect the academic achievements of most students in Cameroon.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 14613
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 60-73).
Keywords: School Bullying, Academic performance
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: May 2020
Date Type: Submission
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Bullying in schools--Cameroon; High school students--Cameroon--Attitudes.

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