Bullying behaviour : its effects on quality of life and anxiety among 6th class males and females

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McManus, Stuart
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BA in Psychology
Dublin Business School
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The aim of this study was to examine bullying behaviour and its effect on Anxiety and Quality of Life (QOL), also whether females show higher anxiety and lower QOL comparable to males. The Child Health Related Quality of Life Scale and the Spence Children's Anxiety Scale were used with two questions from Olweus' Bully / Victim Questionnaire. The sample comprised 29 males and 26 females from two 6th class primary schools. It is an independent samples experimental design. The N was bullying behaviour, the DV's were Anxiety and QOL. The questionnaire was conducted in a normal classroom setting. Results showed no significance with the effects of bullying on Anxiety and QOL. Significance was found between female QOL and male QOL.