Bullying Related Behaviors, Perceived Peer Support and Self-Esteem of Elementary and High School Students

Author: Ayesha Gillani

Supervisor: Mr. Faiz Younas

Degree: BS

Year: 2009-2013

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


The present research aimed to explore the difference and the relationship among bullying related behaviors, perceived peer support and self-esteem in elementary and high school students. It was hypothesized that perceived peer support, self-esteem and bully victimization would have significant difference between elementary and high school students. Employing a between subject design, a sample of (N = 150) of english medium boy students was recruited by purposive random sampling. School Survey (William, 2007) was used for assessment while independent sample t-test was used to analyze the data. Findings revealed that there is a significant difference among bully victims and perceived peer support of elementary and high school students. The research has implications in educational settings as it can provide student counseling to bully victims and perpetrators while enhancing the self-esteem.

Keywords: Bullying, Perceived Peer Support, Self-Esteem.

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Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email: chairperson@appsy.pu.edu.pk, Phone: 92-42-9231245

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