ASSOCIATION BETWEEN BULLYING OR PEER VICTIMIZATION AND PSYCHOPATHOLOGY SYMPTOMS AMONG ADOLESCENTS
Syed Faraz Ali, Aqeel Khan
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License CC BY 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited
Bullying or peer victimization is a topic for concern among teenagers and youth of society. It is a common type of interpersonal aggression and usually occurs in many forms, patterns, have several consequences either physical or psychological. Bullying behavior is a severe issue and has short-term as well as long-term impact on individual. However, teenagers who are victimized by the perpetrators may develop the psychopathological symptoms and mental health problems, such as, distress, depression, anxiety, social isolation, etc, which also have some serious effects in later life or adulthood and sometimes leads to suicidal ideation. Therefore, this conceptual paper is aimed to explore the relevant studies about the issues of bullying or peer victimization and its association with psychopathology symptoms among adolescents and children. And also observe what it has impact on later life of individual. Furthermore, this paper also intends to explore about the relevant prevention policies and concern of bullying in society.