Bullied Students and Their Self-Esteem

Jerald C. Moneva, Jhon France Larrie Calunod, Judima A. Sumayang


Bullying is one of the major problems among students in school. Bullies use scare tactics to bully smaller or weaker students that might affect their esteem. High self-esteem and positive self-concept are important characteristics of an individual. The study intends to determine the association of perceived bullying and self-esteem of the junior high school students in Jagobiao National High School. This study used the quantitative approach descriptive survey design to determine the association between level of perceived bullying and their self-esteem. The researchers used checklist as the research instrument. The checklist has two parts consisting 10 indicators in each part. The first 10 indicators are about perceived bullying and the next 10 parts are all about students’ self-esteem. The data gathered will be treated with the use sum, frequency and simple percentage, weighted mean and chi-square. The result shows that the students were sometimes bullied by lies and false rumors that were told by others to hurt them. The students sometimes do not trust their strength and capabilities. There is no significant association between bullying and students’ self-esteem. Perceived bullying among students has nothing to do with their self-esteem.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijssr.v8i2.16840


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