SELF-ESTEEM AND COPING SKILLS OF VICTIMS AND NON-VICTIMS OF BULLYING IN PUBLIC SCHOOL

ISHRAT SHAHNAZ, HOSNE ARA

Abstract


Good self-esteem and coping skills are essential to maintain a strong, happy
and healthy life. The present study examined the self-esteem and coping skills of
victims and non-victims of bullying in public school. The sample consisted of 150
participants (75 bullied and 75 non-bullied) who were selected through
convenience sampling technique from different public schools of Dhaka city. The
Bangla version of the California bullying victimization scale, the Rosenberg’s
self-esteem scale and the coping scale were used to achieve the research
objectives. Result of the study showed that bullying was negatively correlated
with self-esteem and coping skills whereas self-esteem was positively correlated
with coping skills. Result also showed that there were significant differences in
self-esteem and in coping skills between victims and non-victims of bullying. The
findings of the present study will advance our understanding about the negative
impact of bullying on children’s mental health and will help mental health
professionals to develop bullying awareness program for teachers and parents.


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Dhaka University Journal of Biological Sciences ISSN 1021-2787 (Print) 2408-8501 (Online)