Abstract
Experiences of Saudi Female Students towards the Phenomena of Bullying Behaviors during Nursing Education Program
Lobna Khamis Mohamed*
Corresponding Author: Lobna Khamis Mohamed, Nursing Administration Department, Faculty of Nursing, Tanta University, Egypt
Revised: February 05, 2021;
Citation: Mohamed LK. (2021) Experiences of Saudi Female Students towards the Phenomena of Bullying Behaviors during Nursing Education Program. J Womens Health Safety Res, 5(S1)
Copyrights: ©2021 Mohamed LK. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Bullying is a growing problem in nursing education from the academia area to the clinical setting that is under-reported and tolerated by nursing students.

Aim: The main aim is to explain the phenomena of bullying behaviors among Saudi female students during their study in nursing education program.

Design: The study utilized a cross-sectional quantitative descriptive design.

Setting: It conducted in the College of Applied Medical Sciences (CAMS) at University of Hafr Al-Batin (UHB) in Saudi Arabia.

Participants: The sample consisted of (130) Saudi female nursing students.

Tools: The instrument consists of four parts; the first part involves personal information. The second part contains 25 items of different types of bullying and the third part covers the consequences of bullying. The final part includes four closed ended questions about wides pread learning environments (4options), sourcesofbullying (7options), copingstrategies (9options) and reasons for not reporting (8options).

Results: The current study confirmed that Saudi female nursing students experienced different forms of bullying behaviors in the traditional classroom and clinical settings.

Conclusion: There is an evidence for presence of bullying phenomena among Saudi female nursing students that deserve to be studied in nursing education and practice.

Recommendations: There is a need to establish policy for identifying the legal implications of bullying and integrating the bullying issue in the curriculum of nursing education program.

Keywords:
Bullying, Experiences, Consequences of bullying behaviors, Coping strategies, Nursing education