The role of social skills and life satisfaction in predicting bullying among middle school students

Hilooğlu, Sehir; Cenkseven-Önder, Fulya
September 2010
Ilkogretim Online;2010, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p1159
Academic Journal
The aim of this study is to determine the role of the dimensions of social skill and life satisfaction in predicting participation in bullying and victimization. The sample consisted of 935 participants (440 girls and 495 boys) recruited from 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Bullying Scale (Kutlu, 2005), Matson Evaluation of Social Skills with Youngstres (Matson, Rotatory & Hessel, 1983), and The Multidimentional Students' Life Satisfaction Scale (Huebner, 1994) were used as data collection tools. Results of regression analysis showed that students' bullying levels were predicted significantly by the negative social behaviors, perceived satisfaction from environment and school. Students' victimization levels were predicted significantly by perceived satisfaction from friends, negative social behaviors, perceived satisfaction from environment and school.


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