AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR PHENOMENON AMONG TEENAGERS IN SCHOOLS: PREVENTION AND TREATMENT
Sultan Idris Education University (MALAYSIA)
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Appears in: ICERI2012 Proceedings
Publication year: 2012
Conference name: 5th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 19-21 November, 2012
Location: Madrid, Spain
Abstract:This study was carried out to assess the effect of structured group counseling module based on an existential approach on secondary school pupils who were bullies. The hypothesis for this study is: there is a significant difference in the effects of treatments between the treatment groups and the control groups in bullying behavior’s scores in the pre-and post test measures. The effect of group counseling in reducing bullying behavior was measured using self-report. Eighty subjects comprising of form four pupils were randomly assigned to eight experimental groups with two groups in each zone, one groups serving as treatment and one group as control. All subjects were administered the pre- and post-tests for the Bully Behavior Scale measures. Ten counseling sessions of two-hour duration per session, over a period of six weeks, were conducted as the treatment. The control groups were wait-list groups waiting for their turn to take part in the counseling sessions. Statistical analyses used to analyse the experimental data were t- test and trend analysis. The t-test was used to analyse the differences in self-report measures in all the eight groups. Trend analysis was used as additional evidence to show the changers in scores on the related scales. The significant level was set at .05. The results of the study showed that the structured group counseling based on an existential approach module was significantly effective in reducing the bullying behavior; t (2.18) = 5006, p <.05); t (2.18) = -3955, p <. 05); t (2.18) = -22.91, p <.05); t (2.18) = -3662, p <.05) in order of their respective zones. This study showed that the structured group counseling module based on an existential approach was effective in reducing the bullying behavior amongst the bullies in secondary school.
Keywords: Counseling, Groups, Existential, Bully.