The Effect of Bullying Victim Psychoeducation Intervention on Decreasing Anxiety of High School Teenagers in Gorontalo Regency
Keywords:Psychoeducation, Decreased Anxiety, Bullying Victims, High School Adolescents
In general, bullying is a school tradition carried out by seniors if they don't follow their rules, although there is also a lot of peer bullying. Victims of bullying are usually reluctant to complain to other parties, including parents because they are worried that they will get worse treatment. This study aims to determine the effect of bullying victim psychoeducation intervention on reducing the anxiety of high school adolescents in the Gorontalo Regency. This research method is a qualitative study with a pre-test and post-test design without a control group. The population in this study were high school adolescents. The sample in this study were 16 respondents. Data obtained through observation, questionnaires, interviews, and primary data obtained through data obtained from families and sufferers and related research. The results showed that there was a decrease in students' anxiety levels before and after the intervention. When viewed from the mean and standard deviation as well as the score in assessing the level of anxiety after being given psychoeducation to students who experience bullying at school, there is a decrease in the signs and symptoms of adolescent anxiety towards a better direction. Psychoeducation therapy in this research is in the form of cognitive strengthening, discussion, repeated counseling, anxiety management. In this study, interventions were given to respondents through bullying-related psychoeducation so that the anxiety level of adolescents decreased.
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