Frequency of Bullying Behaviours in Secondary Schools in Cluj-Napoca


  • Ioana Elena BELDEAN-GALEA National Institute of Public Health - Regional Centre for Public Health, Cluj-Napoca, 6 Louis Pasteur, 400349 Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
  • Nicolae JURCĂU Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, 28 Memorandumului, 400114 Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
  • Ştefan I. ŢIGAN „Iuliu Haţieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, 13 Emil Isac, 400023 Cluj-Napoca, Romania.


Aggressive behaviour, Bullying, Victims, Secondary school.


“Bullying” is generally considered to be a specific form of aggressive behaviour. The aim of this paper is the investigation of gender and age-related bully and victim incidence in Cluj-Napoca secondary schools.  A survey on bullying was completed by 264 students (141 girls and 123 boys; 112 students from grades 5-6 and 152 students from grades 7-8) with an age range between 10 and 14 years old. From the entire sample, results showed that 3.8% of the students bullied others once a week or more during the previous 3 months and 40.5% had been frequently bullied by other students once a week or more often during the previous 3 months. Considering the gender differences, girls showed a bullying behaviour more frequently than boys.


How to Cite

BELDEAN-GALEA IE, JURCĂU N, ŢIGAN Ştefan I. Frequency of Bullying Behaviours in Secondary Schools in Cluj-Napoca. Appl Med Inform [Internet]. 2011 Jan. 18 [cited 2024 Jul. 21];27(4):62-6. Available from: