Presentation Title

Risk and resilience among pre-teen girls: Examining the relationships between body image, self-esteem, and bullying

Presenter Status

Graduate Student

Session

F-1

Location

Buller Room 208

Start Date

15-5-2015 2:00 PM

End Date

15-5-2015 2:25 PM

Presentation Abstract

Bullying is recognized as a serious growing public health concern and much is being done to find solutions (Jansson & Fraser, 2011). According to the Department of Health and Human Services (2015) 28% of 6th through 12th graders have been bullied and 30% admit to bullying others. Youth who are victims or perpetrators of bullying experience a number of negative outcomes including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, hopelessness, decreased academic achievement, and even suicide (Wang, Lannotti, Nasel, 2009). Recent studies suggest that self-esteem and body image are associated with one’s involvement in bullying (Fox & Farrow, 2008; Lenhart, Daly, & Eichen, 2011). Using the risk and resiliency framework to guide our research, our secondary analysis will use the 2014 data from 426 girls in grades 3 to 8 who participated in an afterschool program designed to promote healthy self-esteem and positive body image, and increased physical activity. Descriptive statistics will be used to summarize demographic data and describe the variables. Correlational tests will be conducted to assess the significance and degree of relationships between variables. Lastly, analyses of difference will be conducted across variables. Implications for girls who are victims and perpetrators of bullying behaviors and for practitioners will be discussed.

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May 15th, 2:00 PM May 15th, 2:25 PM

Risk and resilience among pre-teen girls: Examining the relationships between body image, self-esteem, and bullying

Buller Room 208

Bullying is recognized as a serious growing public health concern and much is being done to find solutions (Jansson & Fraser, 2011). According to the Department of Health and Human Services (2015) 28% of 6th through 12th graders have been bullied and 30% admit to bullying others. Youth who are victims or perpetrators of bullying experience a number of negative outcomes including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, hopelessness, decreased academic achievement, and even suicide (Wang, Lannotti, Nasel, 2009). Recent studies suggest that self-esteem and body image are associated with one’s involvement in bullying (Fox & Farrow, 2008; Lenhart, Daly, & Eichen, 2011). Using the risk and resiliency framework to guide our research, our secondary analysis will use the 2014 data from 426 girls in grades 3 to 8 who participated in an afterschool program designed to promote healthy self-esteem and positive body image, and increased physical activity. Descriptive statistics will be used to summarize demographic data and describe the variables. Correlational tests will be conducted to assess the significance and degree of relationships between variables. Lastly, analyses of difference will be conducted across variables. Implications for girls who are victims and perpetrators of bullying behaviors and for practitioners will be discussed.