Bullying and Psychological Wellbeing in School Adolescents

Author: Anum Zaheer

Supervisor: Dr. Aisha Sitwat

Degree: BS

Year: 2007-2011

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The present research aimed to study the impact of bullying on psychological wellbeing of school adolescents. The study followed Ex Post Facto Research Design. Purposive sampling strategy was used to select Union councils of Lahore and then data was collected from randomly selected schools of these union councils. Sample comprised of 227 participant (boys=120, girls=107) with the age range of 13-16 (mean 14.5 years). Oxford Happiness Questionnaire was used to measure psychological wellbeing of adolescents. Bullying Behavior Questionnaire was constructed during the present research by the researcher to measure bullying behaviors. Correlation Analysis revealed a significant negative correlation between psychological wellbeing and bullying. It is also evident from results that there was no significant gender difference in the experiences of three types of bullying. Research has implications for further research and for developing preventive strategies as well as remedial measures for affectees.

Keywords: Bullying, Psychological Wellbeing, School Adolescents.

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