The Effect of Bullying Prevention Program Training on Bullying, Adjustment and Empathy among Middle School Female Students, in Ahvaz

Document Type : Research Article



Objective: The Effect of Bullying Prevention Program Training on Bullying, Adjustment and Empathy among Middle School Female Students, in Ahvaz. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of bullying prevention program training on bullying, adjustment and empathy among middle school female students, in Ahvaz.
Method: The design of the study was an experimental research including pretest-posttest-follow up and control group. The participants in this study were selected by Multistage random sampling method. Based on Illinois questionnaire and opinion poll done on teachers, 40 students were selected as bully and divided randomly into experimental and control groups. The participants completed Revised-Olweus Bully/Victim Questionnaire, Adjustment Inventory for School Students and Basic Empathy Scale. The experimental group received 15 sessions (90 minutes, twice a week) of training based on the Bullying prevention program. Then, in post-test and its follow-up stage, both groups answered questionnaires of the study. Data were analyzed by multivariate analysis of covariance (MANCOVA) and analysis of covariance (ANCOVA).
Results: The result showed that bullying prevention program training has decreased bullying and also has increased adjustment and empathy at posttest and follow up stages.
Conclusion: Bullying prevention program training can reduce problems associated with bullying behavior at schools.


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