Bully / victim involvement and its association with personality, health and self-esteem

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Authors
Bin Gao, Justin
Issue Date
2006
Degree
BA in Psychology
Publisher
Dublin Business School
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Abstract
Bullying behaviour in schools is a well-documented topic and Bullying problems in school also became a major issue of public concern. The aim of this current study is to measure several involvements may have connection in bully/victim problems, such as the association with physical health, self-esteem and personality. Four questionnaires (including Revised Bully / Victim Questionnaire, Olweus, 1996) were adopted to 80 Year from 6 to 12 students in western Dublin Primary school and 45 booklets returned and used for this study. Results show many significant correlations between victims and low self-esteem, personality and poor physical health. Significant correlations were also found between bullies and poor physical health. However, there are many difficulties occurred in filling bully/victim incidence questionnaires, as a result of some students perhaps misunderstanding some questions and Parents also saying that the questionnaires are not suitable for their child. Future research may require more comprehensive and creative questionnaires and hopefully gain more support from the guardians of participants and the public.
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