The Dynamics Of Resilience In Adolescent Victims Of Bulllying

  • Stefani Virlia Universitas Surabaya
  • Jatie K. Pudjibudojo Universitas Surabaya
  • Soerjantini Rahaju Universitas Surabaya


School bullying has rapidly spread which results in a significant community health issue, in which the major perpetrators are adolescents. Bullying can be defined as negative act be it physical or verbal with a malice intent and is performed repeatedly involving power differential between parties involved. Several research on resilience showed that student resiliency is essential to manage bullying and reduce the long-term impact. The aim of this study is to explore the resiliency dynamic of students who are victims of bullying. The research adopts case studies with qualitive methods. Two participants who are victims of bullying are the subjects of this study. The results indicates that the participants experience a process of resiliency, starting from the embarrassment and guilt, fear of rejection, self-adjustment, and then standing up again. Resources that helped respondents reach resiliency was self-competence (mastery), connectedness with parents and peers (relatedness), and school and government rules. The research found that there are internal and external factors contributing to the resiliency dynamic of victims of bullying.
Keywords: Adolescent; Resilience; Victims


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