The Relationship between Behavioral Activation/Inhibition Systems (BAS/BIS) and Bullying/ Victimization Behaviors among Male Adolescents

  • Sajjad Basharpoor University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran
  • Parviz Molavi Mail Ardabil University of Medical Science, Ardabil, Iran
  • Usha Barahmand University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran
  • Seyed Amin Mousavi Ardabil Azad University of medical science, Ardabil, Iran
Keywords:
Behavioral activation system (BAS), adolescents, behavioral inhibition system (BIS), bullying, victimization

Abstract

Objective: This research was conducted to investigate the relationship between behavioral activation-inhibition systems and bullyingvictimization behaviors among adolescents.
Method:
This was a correlational and cross-sectional study. Two hundred and thirty school boys were selected randomly by multistage cluster sampling method, and participated in this research. This sample responded to a demographic questionnaire, the Revised Olweus Bully/ Victim questionnaire and the child version of behavioral inhibition/activation systems Scale in their classrooms and in the presence of the researcher. The collected data were analyzed by Pearson’s correlation and multiple regressions.
Result:
The results showed that bullying and victimization were correlated with both behavioral activation and behavioral inhibition systems (p<0.01). The results also showed that 18% of the variance in victimization and 31 % of the variance in bullying were explained by behavioral inhibition and behavioral activation systems respectively .
Conclusion:
The results of this study implied that BAS and BIS may play a role in the manifestation of bullying in adolescents.

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Basharpoor S, Molavi P, Barahmand U, Mousavi SA. The Relationship between Behavioral Activation/Inhibition Systems (BAS/BIS) and Bullying/ Victimization Behaviors among Male Adolescents. Iran J Psychiatry. 8(3):118-23.
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