Emotional profile index as it correlates to bullying victimization among adolescents in Mahikeng, Ngaka Modiri Molela District
Louw, Keitumetse Eunice
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Aim: The aim of the study was to explore Emotional Profile Index (EPI) as it correlates to bullying victimization amongst adolescents in Mahikeng, Ngaka Modiri Molema District. Method: The study was quantitative in nature and employed correlational design. A total of two hundred and twenty eight (N=228); males (100) and females (128) adolescents with ages ranging from 15 to 20 years who were sampled through convenience sampling, participated in this study using the Bullying Questionnaire of the North West university, Psychology department- Mafikeng Campus (BQPM) and the Emotional Profile index. Results: The results showed a significant positive relationship between the dyscontrol dimension (Emotional Profile Index) and verbal bullying (BQPM). Furthermore, the results did not reveal significant differences between males and females on bullying victimization. Conclusion: The study concludes that there is no relationship between Emotional Profile Index and bullying victimization. It is therefore recommended that children be monitored closely in schools to reduce bullying behaviour.
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