Author(s): Asena PEKTANE GÜLMEZ
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between the emotional intelligence levels of mothers and their peerbullying level in pre-school children. The sample of the study consisted of 80 children between the ages of 60-72 months in the official kindergartens and their mothers in the Diyarbak?r Ergani district in 2018-2019 academic year. For collecting required information “Personal Information Form”, for measuring emotional intelligence levels of mothers “ Schutte Emotional Intelligence Scale” and for measuring peer bullying level ” Bullying and Sacrificial Child Behavior Assessment Form” were used. According to the results of the study, peer bullying did not make a significant difference according to the gender, maternal age and occupation variables of the children, whereas peer bullying made a significant difference according to the mother's educational status. In addition, there was a significant negative correlation between bullying child behavior and mother's emotional intelligence sub-dimensions and the use of emotions.