Award Date

1-1-2003

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Department

Nursing

First Committee Member

Cheryl Bowles

Number of Pages

99

Abstract

Bullying is a common phenomenon that involves repeated intentional infliction of harm (physical, verbal, or social) to someone less powerful. Although bullying has been accepted as a normal childhood experience, it can result in a number of negative outcomes, including psychosomatic complaints, depression, suicide, and even homicide. A review of the literature found many research studies related to bullying, but only one phenomenologic study. Understanding what the experience of being bullied is like for those who endure it is an essential element in understanding and addressing the phenomenon of bullying; The purpose of this phenomenological investigation was to understand and describe the adolescent experience of being bullied. Three adolescent male participants were interviewed about their experience. Using Colaizzi's method of interpretation, two main themes were isolated from the verbatim transcripts, (1) The Importance of Connection and (2) Ways of Dealing With It.

Keywords

Adolescence; Bullied; Phenomenologic; Study

Controlled Subject

Nursing; Educational sociology; Educational counseling

File Format

pdf

File Size

1740.8 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/jgm1-d7s0


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