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Bullying, personal self-regulation, resilience, coping strategies and engagement burnout : implications for an intervention with university students

Libro: Handbook on Bullying: prevalence psychological impacts and intervention strategies
Lugar de Edición: NEW YORK
Fecha de publicación: 2014
Página Inicial - Final: 91-107
ISBN: 978-1-63463-023-8
Resumen: Introduction. Bullying is one of today¿s biggest problems in Public Health. It occurs very frequently, especially in adolescence, and action is needed to lessen its causes and alleviate its consequences. Research has shown that behavior problems usually interact with other risk and protection factors, as well as with factors of etiological development. The objective of this investigation was to establish a hypothetical relationship between personal self-regulation, resilience, coping strategies and engagement-burnout, which would serve as a foundation for new lines of intervention at university. Method. A total of 253 university students participated in this research. Assessment questionnaires for personal self-regulation, coping strategies, resilience and positive-negative emotionality were completed on an anonymous, voluntary basis during class time, at different points during the 2012-2013 academic year. Correlation analyses and structural analysis were performed, using an ex post-facto design. Complimentary Contributor Copy 92 Jesús de la Fuente, Lucía Zapata, M. Mariano Vera et al. Results. Results showed significant association relationships between self-regulation and resilience, between resilience and type of coping strategies used to cope with stress, and between resilience and burnout-engagement. Discussion and conclusions. Greater personal self-regulation is significantly associated and interdependent with a greater level of resilient behavior, and resilient behavior in turn is similarly related to more problem-focused coping strategies, and more engagement behavior in dealing with stressful situations. The results suggest a line of research for skill-training programs as a means to deal with bullying. This evidence should be applied to intervention programs, both for training in personal self-regulation, and for implementing resilient behaviors and coping strategies with engagement behavior for managing this type of stressful situation. Future investigations should explore this line of work, which has not been fully considered to date.