Patterns of Bullying Behavior in Undergraduate Nursing Student

  • Natalia Elisa Rakinaung Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Katolik De La Salle Manado
Keywords: bullying, pattern, student, undergraduate


Bullying behaviour patterns among undergraduate nursing students are a worrying problem that can negatively affect the classroom, student well-being, and the standard of patient care. The study investigated the patterns of bullying behaviour in undergraduate nursing students. This observational study was conducted with 62 undergraduate students using the purposive sampling technique in 2-4 years nursing students. As a research instrument, the revised Olweus bully/victim questionnaire (OBVQ-R) was administered to students. The data were analysed using descriptive analysis in SPSS version 26.0. The data showed that there were 10 patterns of bullying performed and received by nursing students in this study. In the category of victimisation, the highest pattern performed was spread rumours/lies talk (48.4%), followed by mean names (37.1%). In the aggression scale that represents bullying, the most common complaints are "call mean names" (32.3%), followed by "excluded from group" (25.6%). To address various forms of bullying behaviour in the nursing school environment, it is suggested that nursing schools provide bullying prevention programmes and counselling to nursing students.


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How to Cite
Rakinaung, N. (2023). Patterns of Bullying Behavior in Undergraduate Nursing Student. Indonesian Journal of Global Health Research, 5(4), 703-710.