The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore how adults survived childhood bullying. Participants were chosen through nonprobability purposive and snowball sampling methods. The sample included 11 participants who completed an interview based on a structured open-ended instrument created specifically for this study. The most frequently reported effects of bully victimization participants experienced during childhood and adolescence were social difficulties, being afraid of the perpetrator, low self-esteem, and academic difficulties. The most frequently reported impact of bully victimization on participants’ current well-being were struggling with self-confidence and feeling self-conscious, having self-esteem issues, and not being social. The most frequently reported challenges of bullying that participants experienced included self-image problems and social problems. Social workers should implement supportive services and resources, training, support, and advocacy for survivors of childhood bullying.
|Advisor:||Ranney, Molly J.|
|Commitee:||Brocato, Jo, Wilson, Steve|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 56/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Educational sociology, Social work, Education, Educational psychology|
|Keywords:||Bullying, Cyberbullying, Physical bullying, Social bullying, Verbal bullying|
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