Global Trends in Research on School Bullying and Its Correlation with COVID-19 Pandemic

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Ağırkan M.

Journal of Family Counseling and Education, vol.8, no.2, pp.33-49, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


The extensive research conducted has demonstrated that school bullying is a global phenomenon with significant short-term and long-term implications. These concerns about the negative effects of school bullying lead to an increase in the number of publications in the literature, and it becomes inevitable that the number of future studies will gradually increase. Therefore, a better understanding of the trends and patterns in school bullying research is crucial to providing new avenues for future studies and furthering knowledge in this field. This study analyzed 1,388 publications on school bullying retrieved from the Web of Science database. The data were collected, coded, and subjected to bibliometric analysis using computer software. The results were evaluated in light of existing trends and disparities in research on school bullying, and some recommendations for future research were provided.