Coping with bullying behavior: The role of Eysenck's personality dimensions and arousability trait
Arta Dodaj, Kristina Sesar, Nataša Šimic

The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between Eysenck’s personality traits, trait arousability and coping strategies with bullying behaviour. This study was conducted among 372 elementary school children from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Personality dimensions were explored by the Junior Eysenck Personality Questionnaire. Arousal level was assessed by the Arousal Predisposition Scale, and coping strategies with bullying behaviour by the Self -– Report Coping Measure. The results showed that Neuroticism and Tendency to dissimulation had significant correlations with trait arousability. Significant correlations were also found between all subscales of coping strategies and self-report arousal measure. Arousal predicted a significant proportion of variance of all examined coping strategies. Social support seeking and externalizing strategies were significantly predicted by Psychoticism and Tendency to dissimulation, while internalizing strategy by all examined personality dimensions. These findings are discussed in terms of how personality dimensions and arousability are associated with various coping strategies.

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