Introduction: Bullying is an intentional, senseless abuse of power by one or more adolescents. It causes mental distress and physical pain to the victim. No studies have been conducted in southern part of India to rule out the prevalence of bullying. Hence this study would be a new initiative in this field and also more awareness can be aroused among the public. Aim: The study aimed to explore bullying among high school students, assess the psychosocial wellbeing, determine the relationship between bullying and psychosocial wellbeing, association between bullying and psychosocial wellbeing with selected socio-demographic variables. Settings and Design: Selected English Medium Schools, Byndoor block of Udupi District. Descriptive survey design was used. Method and Material: A total of 460 students were selected through simple random sampling between the age group of 13-17 years. Illinois bullying scale was used to explore bullying and the psychosocial wellbeing was assessed by psychosocial wellbeing scale. Karl Pearson’s correlation coefficient was used to determine the correlation between bullying and psychosocial wellbeing and Chi square test was used to determine the association between bullying and psychosocial wellbeing with selected socio-demographic variables. Results: On the basis of mean and standard deviation bully behaviour was found to be higher compared to fight and victim 7.31(SD=5.55). Bullying had a negative correlation with psychosocial wellbeing (r= -.26, p=<0.05) which indicates as bullying increases psychosocial wellbeing decreases. Conclusion: Bullying is significantly associated with gender and area of residence whereas; psychosocial wellbeing is significantly associated with family monthly income.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology|
|Publication status||Published - 01-04-2018|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine
- Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis