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EXAMINING THE CORRELATION BETWEEN PERCEIVED SOCIAL SUPPORT IN ADOLESCENCE AND BULLYING IN TERMS OF PREDICTION
ASSIST. PROF. D R . ABDULLAH I§IKLAR
Department of Educational Sciences, Erciyes University Kayseri, 38039, Turkey
ASSIST. PROF. D R . ALI HAYDAR CAR
Department of Educational Sciences, Sakarya University Sakarya, 54300, Turkey
M . Sc. STUDENT ASLIHAN ÇELIK
Master of students, Erciyes University Kayseri, 38039, Turkey. This research was canied out to examine perceived social support in adolescence and bullying. 112 females and 171 males (in total 283) attending different types of high schools were used in this research. The sample group includes students who were referred to guidance and counseling service as bullies. According to the research results; when examining the path diagram between family support and peer support, and mocking and property aggression, family support predicts mocking positively but predicts property aggression negatively. At the same time, peer support predicts mocking which is the sub-dimension of bullying negatively On the other hand, family support which is the sub-dimension of the perceived multi-dimensional social support predicts social bullying which is the dimension of bullying scale positively; peer support and special support which are the sub-dimension of the perceived muld-dimensional social support predict bullying negatively. Keywords: Bullying, family support, peer support, special support
Introduction To date, bullying is a problem that has increased and has to be prevented in schools. Generally, bullying has many definitions: it is defined as a person or a group of people doing harm (Ada, 2010; Andreou, 2001) intentionally (Hector, Barrios. Dios, Montero, & Barrio, 2008) and embarrassing someone repeatedly (Ayas & Pikin, 2011; Barboza, Schiamberg, Oehmke, Korzeniewski, Post-Lori, & Heraux, 2008; O'Connell, & Debra, 1999;
Pikin, 2010), on purpose (Gökler, 2009) to show so-called dominance or power...