Original Research Article
Year: 2019 | Month: January | Volume: 9 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 223-227
Big Five Personality Traits and Social Skills of School Bullies and Victims
Arti Bakhshi, Vasundhra Sharma
Department of Psychology, University of Jammu, Jammu (J&K) India.
Corresponding Author: Arti Bakhshi
Bullying has been recognized as a serious social issue affecting adolescents and children all over the world. It has devastating short term and long term impact on the overall well being of both the bully and the victim. The present study investigated the differences in personality and social skills between bullies and victims of school bullying. The sample was selected using the ‘purposive sampling’ technique. The total sample consisted of 150 school students (75 bullies and 75 victims) in the age group of 12-16 years selected from private and governmental educational institutions of Jammu city (J&K). Results revealed that victims were significantly higher on appropriate social skills while bullies were significantly higher on inappropriate assertiveness and impulsiveness but no significant difference were found on overconfidence and jealousy between both groups. On personality factors bullies was significantly higher on extroversion while victims were significantly higher on agreeableness, conscientiousness and openness to experience and no significant difference were reported on neuroticism between bullies and victims.
Key words: bullies, bullying, personality, social skills, victims,