The Role of Adolescents in Bullying at School


Bullying is a phenomenon that can occur at various ages and in various environments, including at school. The purpose of this study was to determine the role of adolescents in bullying at schools. This study is a descriptive analytic study. The instrument used to collect data about bullying was was a modified Olweus Bully/Victim questionnaire. Data were obtained using a google form which was distributed to all junior high school adolescents for 2 weeks. The number of incoming respondent data was 197 respondents who then went through screening in completing the questionnaire, finally resulting in a total of 167 junior high school adolescents. The data obtained were analyzed descriptively and presented in the form of frequency and percentage. The number of adolescents who became victims of bullying was mostly in the form of verbal violence and received slander, each with a frequency of 1-2 times in 59 adolescents (35.33%). Verbal violence had a frequency of 1-2 times in 33 teenagers (19.76%), and slander had a frequency of 1-2 times in 25 adolescents (14.97%). The role of adolescents in bullying incidents at school is that they have been victims, perpetrators and both victims and perpetrators. Appropriate education is needed for adolescents so that adolescents who are victims are able to survive and perpetrators are able to control themselves so they can stop bullying.

Keywords: adolescents, bullying, incidents

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