Concept Paper: Bullying

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General Santos Doctors’ Medical School Foundation Inc.,
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Bulaong, General Santos City
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THESIS CONCEPT PAPER
Group Members: Cherry Mae S. Bercero Date: June 24, 2013 Kenneth Jay M. Erasmo
Florean Joyce J. Ramillano
Keziah Keila C. Vallente
Course: BS PSYCHOLOGY

Part I.
Research Topic / Area:
The Level of Awareness on Bullying among Students of General Santos Doctors’ Medical School Foundation Incorporated Problematic Situation:
The government of the Philippines recently approved a bill that would prohibit bullying in elementary and secondary schools throughout the country. The bill, now a law defines acts of bullying in schools and authorizes these institutions to impose sanctions on student bullies. Bullying is the most common form of violence in schools, not only in elementary and secondary schools but also in tertiary level schools may it be state universities, school foundations or private colleges and universities. Students are ridiculed, taunted, teased, mocked and made fun of by fellow students who think or feel that they can get away with such behavior because they are superior, or great than the students they bully. Schools and its administrators are always in a dilemma as to they would address bullies in the campus. In previous news, a student from a very prestigious private school was a victim when a father of a classmate brought a gun in school toted it to a student inside the classroom. This was a very controversial issue that may have somehow hastened the passing of the anti-bullying law. A recent news also tackled about bullying in which a 12 year – old victim committed suicide by hanging herself due to depression from being bullied by her classmates. It is therefore imperative for schools to come up with programs to promote such law and to make students aware of what they could do about the issue. It is the aim of this research to find out how knowledgeable or to determine the General Santos Doctors’ Medical School Foundation Incorporated students’ level of awareness about this matter and how they could help deter future bullies. Students’ level of awareness will best serve as a basis on the development of possible intervention programs for the institution to prevent their students’ sense of security. Also, this study will answer if what are the common grounds and impacts of bullying among the students of General Santos Doctors’ Medical School Foundation Incorporated. Target Respondents:

Target respondents of the study are students in college level enrolled at and General Santos Doctors’ Medical School Foundation Incorporated. Area of Coverage / Research Locale:
The area of coverage for the study is limited to the college students from General Santos Doctors’ Medical School Foundation Incorporated. CONCEPT PAPER
Objectives of the Study:
The goal of this study is to investigate the main cause and the impacts of bullying and to know the level of awareness on bullying among the students of General Santos Doctors’ Medical School Foundation Inc., thereby improving the knowledge of students as well as the instructors and administrators of the institution in implementing intervention programs against bullying. The objectives of this study are:

1.) To know the level of awareness on bullying among the students of General Santos Doctors’ Medical School Foundation Inc,. 2.) To empirically investigate the main cause and impact of bullying among the students of General Santos Doctors’ Medical School Foundation Inc,. 3.) To make the students aware about the cause and impact of bullying. 4.) To provide conclusions and recommendations for the instructors, administrators as well as the counselors of the institution in implementing intervention programs against bullying. Background:

Gouws, Kruger and Burger (2003:6) describe the teenage years as challenging for many...
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