Child Health Nursing Research, Vol.21(1) : 28-36, 2015
Purpose: This study was done to provide basic data for education of elementary school students on life–respect and peer bullying prevention. Methods: Participants were 5th and 6th grade elementary school students. Data from the questionnaires of 218 participants were analyzed. Results: 1) The mean score for degree of life-respect was 4.23 (±0.38). The types of peer bullying were ‘defenders of victims’ (3.19±0.93), ‘bullies’ (2.04±0.72), ‘victims’ (1.91±0.84), ‘bystanders’ (1.79±0.80), and ‘bully-followers’ (1.66±0.60). 2) There was a significant difference in the degree of life-respect according to gender (t=-2.410, p=.017). Likewise, in the degree of peer bullying, among the type of ‘bullies’ there were significant differences according to grade (t=-2.285, p=.004), and gender (t=3.191, p=.002). Also, among the types of ‘bully-followers’ there were significant differences according to gender (t=2.053, p=.041), and having a religion or not (t=3.319, p=.001). 3) There was a significant correlation between life-respect and types of peer bullying. Conclusion: The results of this study provide helps for more effective provision of educational programs regarding life-respect and peer bullying.