Student Nurses’ Perception of Bulling Experience and Its Coping Strategies During Clinical Training: A Cross Sectional Study


  • Shereen Ahmed Ahmed Qalawa
  • Seham Shehata Ibrahim



Perception, bulling experience, coping strategies, clinical training, student nurses


Background: Bullying remains as a disturbing problem in the nursing career. Nursing students may
meet bullying behavior during clinical practice. Nevertheless nursing students may not be prepared
enough to be acquainted with bullying behavior when faced . Aim: To explore student nurses perception
regarding bulling experience and its coping strategies during clinical training. Subject and Methods:
A descriptive cross-sectional design on 106 student nurses at port-said university , Egypt using three
tools as follows: the first tool for student’s perceptions assessment sheet regarding bulling experience
, the second tool for assessment of students self esteem level while the third tool for student’s coping
strategies methods of bulling. Results: Reflected that there is that there is a statistically significant
correlation between student’s sociodemographi characteristics and there Rosenberg scale levels of self
esteem only in the item related to If they faced bulling situation, what is the reason of not telling
any person (Ps= 0. .001) . In addition to , revealed that there is a statistically significant correlation
between student’s socio demographic data and their dealing methods with bulling situation based on
a Kobe scale in the item related to gender (Ps= 0.041) and also in student’s thought of leaving the
nursing profession and college because of bullying(Ps= 0.004) .Conclusion & Recommendations:
Based on study results there are a low feeling of self confident and esteem among student nurses during
clinical practice and there are an underestimated with unfair criticism negatively affecting their ability
to provide care . So, there are needs for implementation of multimedia educational program for students
regarding corrective actions of bulling situations during clinical training.

Author Biographies

Shereen Ahmed Ahmed Qalawa

Associate Professor of Medical Surgical Nursing, Nursing College , Qassim University , KSA, 1Professor of
Medical-surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Port-Said University, Egypt

Seham Shehata Ibrahim

Assistant Professor of Maternal
Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Port-Said University, Egypt