Self-Esteem and Its Effect on Bullying Behaviour
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The issue of bullying has been one that has gained a lot of attention in the recent years. With technology allowing for continued harassment among teens, not limited to the school grounds, bullying appears to continue to be on the rise. The realization of this has prompted many prevention and intervention bullying programs. Despite these school-wide programs, bullying continues to be an issue. This literature review looks at the relationship between self-esteem and bullying behaviour. There appears to be conflicted results to date about whether or not self-esteem is connected to bullying behaviour. Some results showed relationship between bullying behaviour and low self-esteem, high self-esteem, mixed results and no relationship. Much of the research also appears to be done a number of years ago. This paper looks at the research that has been done to date, the limitations involved in the studies and where future research should be directed to obtain a better understanding of the relationship between self-esteem and bullying behaviour.