This research aims to examine the studies on peer bullying in the preschool period completed between 2000 and 2020 in Turkey. The sample of the research consists of 32 studies, including 18 theses and 14 articles. According to the findings, it was determined that master's theses were more than doctoral theses. In the distribution by years, it is seen that the most theses were prepared in 2017 and 2019, and the most articles were prepared in 2019 and 2020. While the quantitative research approach is preferred the most in theses and articles; qualitative approach was not found in doctoral theses, and the mixed approach was not found in master's theses and articles. Descriptive and correlational survey model were used the most in theses, correlational survey model was used most in articles. The most common sample group in theses and articles is “preschool children”. In theses and articles, three measurement tools are used the most frequently; and the data collection tool is the most frequently used scale. The cross-sectional method was used in all theses and most of the articles. It has been determined that the most preferred topic in theses and articles is demographic variables.

Keywords: Preschool period, peer bullying, bullied children, victim children, peer relations.


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KOÇAK, Z. B., & GÜLAY OGELMAN, H. (2024). PEER BULLYING IN THE PRE-SCHOOL PERIOD STUDIES IN TURKEY. Turkish International Journal of Special Education and Guidance & Counselling ISSN: 1300-7432, 13(1), 10–29. Retrieved from



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