• Pāvels Jurs Liepaja University
  • Maija Ročāne Liepaja University
  • Inta Kulberga Liepaja University
  • Santa Striguna Liepaja University
  • Osman Titrek Sakarya University



emotional abuse, emotional well-being, mobbing, students, teachers, parents


Emotional abuse can cause severe effects on person`s emotional development, e.g., sense of worthlessness, wearing away confidence and self-esteem, anxiety, depression, etc. Psycho-emotional wellbeing becomes essential for the adolescent to become successful at school, which can be reached through emotional support, understanding and self-discovery. Emotional abuse quite often is not recognized, because of possible judgement from family, friends, teachers and community members. Silence about emotional and physical abuse can be the result of fears and emotional abuse situations which can seem as normal for the victim. Therefore, the first step to solve mental problems is becoming aware of a problem and reducing stigma about mental health. Survey results highlight the need for parents to improve their knowledge, attitudes and skills about emotional abuse and understanding of how to communicate with their children about possible emotional abuse situations at schools. Survey results also highlight that one of the main reasons why mobbing occurs is students` attitude towards difference of others e.g. different interests, lifestyle, appearance, clothes, way of communication, sexual orientation, etc.). Using theoretical and empirical research (survey) methods, the aim of the article is: to describe forms of emotional abuse, highlighting the link between emotional abuse and physical abuse and the impact of it on the emotional well-being of adolescent at school. The authors of the article have identified the main problems faced by students, teachers and parents in cases of emotional abuse.

Author Biographies

  • Pāvels Jurs, Liepaja University
    PAVELS JURS was born in Liepaja, Latvia and went to the Liepaja University where he studied pedagogy. In 2016 he defended the doctoral thesis in pedagogy, in sub-sector school pedagogy: „The promotion of youth civic engagement in the pedagogical process”. Now he is as professor at the Liepaja University, and senior researcher at the Institute of Educational Sciences of Liepaja University. Also, he work as a principal at the Liepaja Secondary school Nr. 7. Scientific interest is characterized by keywords such as: civic competence, civic education, civic engagement, civic society, culturology and history. E-mail address is: pavels.jurs@liepu.lvProfessor of Liepaja University
  • Maija Ročāne, Liepaja University
    Liepaja University Faculty of Pedagogy and Social Work
  • Inta Kulberga, Liepaja University
    Liepaja University Faculty of Management and Social Sciences
  • Santa Striguna, Liepaja University
    Liepaja University Faculty of Pedagogy and Social Work
  • Osman Titrek, Sakarya University
    Sakarya University Faculty of Education


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