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To study bullying profile among higher secondary schools of Kashmir and its relationship with socio-economic status of family
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CitationNazir, T. (2019). To study bullying profile among higher secondary schools of Kashmir and its relationship with socio-economic status of family. 20. Uluslararası Psikolojik Danışma ve Rehberlik Kongresi, Samsun, 25-27 Ekim 2018.
The problem of bullying in schools is one of the critical issues and is of national importance for every country around the world. Bullying is neither a new concept nor a new word in the Indian Context. Bullying is quite prevalent in the schools across all socio-economic section and has different adverse effects on individual’s life. The important goal of this study is to study bullying in war torn Kashmir were it will be first kind of such study. Another important goal of the study was to understand the gender differences and bullying. It also tries to understand the relationship of bullying with socio-economic status of their families. The study used Quantitative as well as Qualitative method which allows researcher to go in depth of the problem and understand it in broader terms. In order to get the answer of these questions, a study among students of higher secondary schools were carried out in Kashmir valley. The present study was directed on 100 adolescents (Boys n=50, & Girls n=50) by using simple random sampling. Bullying was assessed by using English Translated version of Peer Bullying Survey Questionnaire, developed by Metin Pisken (2010).The results show that the prevalence rates of peer victimization among male and female secondary school students were 25.8% are Victims, 14.0% are Bully, 15.7 % are Bully-Victim and 44.6 % are neutral and it was found that there is no significant difference among different socio-economic groups and bullying. And also during qualitative analysis various themes emerged from focus groups which revolved around confusion regarding the definition of bullying, confusion about bullying, Physical appearance, Impact of bullying and coping behavior. In short conclusion the data in quantitative as well as in quantitative shows that Kashmir is not different in matter of bullying issues.