Bullying as perceived by adolescent students, school counselors, and teachers

Date of Publication


Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Guidance and Counseling

Subject Categories



Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education


Counseling and Educational Psychology

Thesis Adviser

Jose Alberto S. Reyes

Defense Panel Chair

Barbara Wong Fernandez

Defense Panel Member

Filma Brawner
Nancy Rayos


Bullying, as perceived by adolescent students, their school counselors, and their teachers is the focus of this study.The subjects were first-year high school students, male and female, between the ages of 12 and 14, from a public school (N = 77) and a private school (N = 73) 8 guidance counselors, 4 from the public school and 4 from the private school and 6 teachers, 3 from the public school and 3 from the private school. Focused group discussions, a constructed questionnaire, and one-on-one interviews were the methods used in collating the data for this study.Results revealed that verbal bullying is the more predominant type of bullying among private school respondents while physical bulling is more common among public school respondents. Students perceived the bully to be a show off, who puts others down. Teachers perceive the bully to be troublesome and starts fights, while guidance counselors perceive the bully to have problems with personal relationships. Among public school students, the victim of bullying is likely to be female while among private school students, the common target is the homosexual. The experience of being bullied creates fear and anger in the victim and avoidance of the bully is the likely response.

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Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

84 numb. leaves ; 28 cm.


Bullying; Aggressiveness (Psychology) in adolescence; Student counselors; Adolescents; High school students; High school teachers

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