Bullying Behavior and its Relationship with the Image of Body Disorder: A Sample of Teenagers
The goal of the study is to recognize the relationship between bullying behavior and body image disorder, as well as to detect gender differences in study variables. The study used the comparative descriptive method. The initial sample of the study consisted of 120 adolescent students in the first and second grades in some secondary schools in Mecca. The sample was 7,13-15 years old, with an average age of 14.2 and a standard deviation of 0.40. The bullying scale and the body image disorder scale were applied, and the results showed a negative statistical correlation between the dimensions of bullying behavior and the overall body image and showed that there were significant differences in the average bullying score between males and females. The average male score for physical bullying, sexual bullying, social bullying, and the overall bullying score was higher than for females, while the female score for verbal bullying rose, and it was found that there were no differences in terms degrees of disorder of female and male body image.