Author: Hafiza Seema Mujahid
Supervisor: Ms. Tahira Mubashir
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The research aimed to test a short term intervention of bullying behavior in government school students. It was hypothesized that (a) there is likely to be a difference in bullying behavior of students before and after assessment intervention and (b) there is likely to be difference in post score of experimental or control group. Pretest-Posttest nonequivalent control group design was used. A sample consisting of N = 40 students (n = 20 experimental group; n = 20 control group), with an age range of 8- 11, from 3 class to 5 class was selected from Model High School, University of the Punjab. Aggression Scale (Orpians & Frankowski) was used for pre and post assessment and it was completed by the teacher to rate bullying behavior of students. Paired sample t-test was carried out to find out differences in pre and post assessment of both experimental and control group. Independent samples t-test was used to compare post score of experimental and control group. Findings revealed that intervention was effective and there is significant difference in pre and post assessment of bullying behavior of experimental group of students, which was high in pre assessment but low in post assessment but bullying behavior of control group of students remained same as they did not receive any intervention. This research has strong implication in the educational setting to aware of teachers and staff to control behaviors and maintain discipline as students who are in a phase of understanding and analyzing complex behaviors.
Keywords: Intervention, Bullying Behavior, Pre-Post Testing.
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