The Association between Emotional Quotient and Bully Behaviors in Secondary School in Bangkok

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Benjaporn Anusornpornperm
Komsan Kiatrungrit

Abstract

 

 

Objectives: To study association between Emotional Quotient and bully behaviors among 7th  grade students in a secondary school in Bangkok

 

 Methods: A descriptive study was conducted on 7th

grade students in a secondary school, the academic year of 2013 between May and September 2013. The Emotional

 

 Quotient (E.Q.) and the revised Olweus bully/victim questionnaires in Thai version were used. The data was analyzed by descriptive statistics as frequency, percent, mean,

 

 standard deviation and informatics statistic using Pearson’s chi-square and Fisher’s exact test.

 

 Results: 524 students; 340 females (64.8%), 184 males (35.2%), mean ages of 12.76 years and normal E.Q. level. There were 118 (24.2%) bully victims, 141 (29.4%) bully

 

 acts in students at 2-3 times/month or above during the past 2-3 months were found, mostly verbal type. Normal to high level of E.Q. of students reported low frequency

 

 of bully and victimized behaviors in every types. The E.Q. dimensions of self-control and responsibility significantly predicted the propensity of students to be subjected to

 

victimization.

 

 Conclusion: The E.Q. has negative correlation with students’ bully behaviors. The E.Q. promotion campaign, identi fication of bullying in the school and proper management should be done, intensively.

 

 

 

 

 

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Anusornpornperm, B., & Kiatrungrit, K. (2015). The Association between Emotional Quotient and Bully Behaviors in Secondary School in Bangkok. Journal of the Psychiatric Association of Thailand, 60(3), 181–192. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JPAT/article/view/40682
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