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The objective of this research was to study the results of screening for students at risk of having bullying behavior in Islamic Private Schools, Yala Province, and to examine risk factors associated with being at risk of having bullying behavior. The data were collected from 1,500 subjects using a screening inventory developed by the researcher. The data were analyzed with the R program to calculate frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, chi-square value, and logistic coefficient.
The results of the study revealed that 32.53 percent of the students in Islamic private schools in Yala Province were identified as having bullied others by both forms of the screening inventory.
The number of students having bullied others found on the first and second screening inventory forms were at moderate levels ( = 1.60 and 1.59, respectively). Gender and grade of the students were risk factors associated with students at risk of having bullying behavior at a significance level of 0.001. The students who were more likely to be at risk of having bullying behavior were as follows: those who were male students (1.43 times), and those who were grade 6 students (4.78 times), grade 5 students (3.88 times), grade 4 students (2.58 times), and grade 3 students (1.94 times). The results of the study would be useful for related individuals and organizations in forming policy for preventing and solving the problem of bullying behavior timely before it becomes more severe and become a social problem that is difficult to solve in the future.
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