Document Type : Original Article


1 M.A of General Psychology, Islamic Azad Universtiy, Ardabil Branch, Ardabil, Iran

2 Professor of Psychology Department of Guilan University, Guilan, Iran


The present study was performed with the aim of comparing emotional processing and self-compassion in bully and victim students. It was a cross casual-comparative study. The population consisted all male and female bully and victim students of guidance schools in Ardabli city in the second semester of 2013-14. The sample was formed of 90 students (male=45, female=45) selected via simple sampling method who completed Illinoise Bully Scale (Espelage and Holt, 2001), Emotional Processing Scale (Baker et al, 2007), and Self-compassion Scale (Neff, 2003). Data was analyzed by multivariate analysis of variance. The results indicated more problems in emotional processing in bully students. It was also revealed that scores of bully students were significantly lower in suppression, weak emotion experiences, self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness compared to the victims. These findings point to sever harms in emotional processing and self-compassion in bully and victim students.


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