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Self-esteem, bullying perpetration/victimization and perceived parental support in a nationally representative sample of Australian students

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posted on 2020-06-01, 00:00 authored by Zara Ersozlu, Helen Wildy, A Ersozlu, David Lawrence, M Karakus, Andrej Sorgo, M Usak, M Kubiatko, Chun-Yen Chang
The purpose of this study was to explore the inter-relationships among students’ self-esteem, bullying victimization/perpetration behaviours, and perceived parental support, with a focus on how self-esteem mediates the association of parental support and bullying behaviours and how bullying mediates the association of parental support and self-esteem. We employed structural equation modelling to analyse the secondary data collected in “Young Minds Matter: The Second Australian Child and Adolescent Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing” funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. Analyses were performed on 431 adolescent students selected from 2967 adolescents aged 11-17 years. Our findings revealed that parental support has a direct positive association with self-esteem and a direct negative association with bullying behaviours. This study highlights the importance of parental support in both lowering bullying perpetration/victimization and enhancing student’s self-esteem. Findings of this study could improve anti-bullying programs.

History

Journal

Revista de Cercetare si Interventie Sociala

Volume

69

Pagination

49 - 68

Publisher

Expert Projects Publishing House

Location

[Iasi, Romania]

ISSN

1583-3410

eISSN

1584-5397

Language

Romanian

Notes

Journal of Research and Social Intervention

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal