Family's support for adolescent victims of bullying

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Abstract

Objective: Victims of adolescent bullying commonly experienced anxiety, low self-esteem, declining academic performance, and depression. Family support is very important in overcoming these impacts of bullying. The study aimed to get an overview of the family experience of providing support for victims of adolescent bullying. Method: The research design was qualitative with descriptive phenomenology approach involving eight participants. Data were analyzed using Colaizzi method. Results: The results of the study found five themes; sadness and anger as an early response to bullying, providing advice and motivation is a form of family support for victims of bullying, family support strategies as an effort to speed up the recovery process of bullying victims, relationship with others is the source of support to help to overcome the impact of bullying, psychological resilience as a result of family support on victims of bullying. Conclusions: Based on the findings of this study, the researcher recommends the importance of mental health nurses to play a role as an educator of the family, so that the family can optimize their support for the bullied adolescent.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEnfermeria Clinica
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Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Bullying
  • Family support

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