Author(s): Gözde URAL Gülümser GÜLTEK?N AKDUMAN Merve ?EP?TC? SARIBA?
This research was conducted to determine the self-regulation skills and peer bullying exposure levels of children attending pre-school education institutions and to examine the relationship between self-regulation skills and peer bullying exposure levels. In this context, the research was carried out with 155 children over 48 months attending pre-primary education institutions in Patnos district of A?r? province during 2017-2018 academic year. In order to collect data in the research; “Personal Information Form” to reach the necessary information about children; In order to determine the self-regulation skill levels of the children, “Preschool SelfRegulation Scale (OÖDÖ)” and to determine the levels of children being exposed to peer bullying; “Peer Violence Exposure Scale” was used. The obtained data were analyzed in SPSS program according to the number of categories of independent variables by t test and One Way Variance Analysis (ANOVA) for independent samples. As a result of the research, while self-regulation skills did not differ significantly according to the age and gender of the child; It was observed that the child showed a statistically significant difference according to the number of siblings (p <0.05). It was also revealed that the level of peer bullying exposure did not differ significantly according to the age, gender and number of siblings. In the study, it was also determined that there was a negative relationship between peer bullying exposure levels and self-regulation skills.