HomePhilippine Journal of Psychologyvol. 47 no. 2 (2014)

Bullying Among High School Students as Influenced by Parent-Child Attachment and Parenting Styles

Sally I. Maximo | Nicole Sabrina Nastassja G. Loy

Discipline: Psychology, Family and Relationships



This study explored the nature and extent of bullying among high school students in Baguio City, Philippines. It determined the relations between parent-child attachment, parenting styles, and bullying via a quantitative survey (n = 876) and focus group discussions (n=16). Results revealed that verbal bullying/victimization is more frequent than other types. Also, more males were involved in bullying than females. Generally, being a bully, victim, or bully-victim is negatively related with secure parental attachment and positively related with insecure parental attachment. Having a permissive mother and authoritarian father predicted bullying and having an authoritarian father was related to victimization.

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