Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
First Committee Member
Number of Pages
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.
Adolescence; Bullied; Phenomenologic; Study
Nursing; Educational sociology; Educational counseling
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Lesperance, Linda Louise, "Being bullied in adolescence: A phenomenologic study" (2003). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1492.