MP rhl et al. 1 that the distress many of the victims experience equalizes the stress associated with traumatic events. Together with current or previous exposure to bullying, having these accumulating issues in their well-being can create additional burden on victims study progress, hamper their integration into the academic community, and consequently increase the level of social anxiety they feel in situations in which they are expected to interact with peers and other members of the academic community in order to prove their skills and knowledge. Although research exists to show that involvement in bullying in any role (i.e., victim, bully, bully-victim) is associated with poorer psychosocial adjustment (i.e., higher levels of health problems, poorer emotional adjustment, and poorer school adjustment e.g., Nansel et al. 2004 ), the findings related to the relationship between bullying perpetration and social anxiety are controversial (for reviews, see, Arıcak 2016 ; Cowie 2013 ; Cowie et al. 2013 ). Because the present study focuses on bullying victims experiences of social anxiety, and due to space limitations, previous literature on the adjustment problems of other groups engaged in bullying is not reviewed here, although they are included in the data analysis.