Relationships between bullying victimization and perceived self-esteem of adolescences at Nai-Muang Sub-District, Muang District, Khon Kaen Province


  • suthida suwannarach Faculty of Nursing, Khon Kaen University
  • chalida thanatthreerakul Faculty of Nursing, Khon Kaen University


bullying victimization, self-esteem, adolescence


This descriptive research aimed to explore relationships between bullying victimization and perceived self-esteem of adolescences at Nai-Muang Sub-District, Muang District, Khon Kaen Province. Samples were 382 adolescences, aged between 13-18 years old, studying at nine secondary schools, which located in Nai-Muang Sub-District, Muang District, Khon Kaen Province, in academic year of 2021. Data were collected during December, 1 2021 to January, 31 2022.

Research tools were bullying victimization questionnaire for Thai adolescences and the self-esteem scale. Content Validity Index (CVI) were clarified by 5 experts, found that CVI = 1. Reliability tested obtained Cronbach’s Alpha Coefficient (α)=0.965 for the bullying victimization questionnaire for Thai adolescences of and α=0.778 for the self-esteem scale. Data were analyzed with descriptive statistics and spearman correlation coefficient.

The results revealed that 88.74% (n=339) of adolescences perceived that they were bullying victimization in the past one year. Overall bullying victimization mean score was 42.70 (S.D.=14.76). Majority (80.63%, n=308) had a low level in being bullied. Verbal bullying had the highest prevalence. Mean score of adolescence’s perceived self-esteem was 27.79 (S.D.=4.78). Most of adolescents (67.28%,
n=257) reported middle levels of self-esteem. Bullying victimization was significantly negative related to perceived self-esteem of adolescences (r=-.297, P<0.01). Nurses can use this results for future nursing research and development of a tangible program to build self-esteem, in order to reduce the bullying victimization problems in the future.


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suwannarach suthida, thanatthreerakul chalida. Relationships between bullying victimization and perceived self-esteem of adolescences at Nai-Muang Sub-District, Muang District, Khon Kaen Province. JNSH [Internet]. 2022 Jun. 27 [cited 2022 Sep. 27];45(2):65-77. Available from:



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