AUTHOR/S: Miguel P. Dailisan II, Carlo D. Guiang, Sheryl Jane L. Ricafort
DATE COMPLETED: February 1, 2013
This study aimed to look into the state of bullying in the Ateneo de Davao High School. Using the qualitative method of research, the study employed the use of Secondary data from concerned offices in the schoo, Focused Group Discussion (FGD) and Key Informants’ Interview (KII) to gather responses from 155 high school students on their perception and understanding of bullying. Data gathered included six major themes namely, understanding of bullying as perceived by both sexes from all year levels in the high school; forms of bullying; effects of bullying; common venues and time of bullying; perceived circumstances that lead to bullying, and towards developing a comprehensive anti-bullying program. Results show that across year level, bullying in the Ateneo de Davao High School is understood as an unintentional or intentional act of many forms that hurt persons emotionally and physically and that it involves an unequal power relations- where one is more powerful than the other, and may be done once or more in several instances and has immediate and/or long term negative effects to its victim/s. It is concluded that this study be used as reference in developing a more comprehensive anti-bullying program in the High School, the basic education level and the university as a whole.
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