It is expected that the major factors which contribute to the emergence of bullying on various stages of life of a person will be revealed such as low self-esteem, negative school environment and lack of proper normative beliefs that would go against the acceptance of bullying as a practice. This research is important since it would provide deep insights the nature of such phenomenon as bullying and reveals the reasons why some people are vulnerable to it and have to experience the destructive impact of it not only in school, but in adult life.
My proposal will focus on several important aspects of bullying as well as examine it in various setting and to different victims, ranging from those who attend elementary school to adults. That is why, the research questions might be formulated in the following manner: How often does bullying happen throughout the school years and as one enters the next grade level? How often does it happen as one grows older in adulthood? The questions are really important since bullying, no matter how sorrowful it may be, happens in various environments and is able to have a negative impact on the experience of a person in school or in the workplace. That is why it may be useful to identify the essential aspects of it in order to work out an effective policy of prevention.
The topic in question has been well researched in the literature. One might suggest that the scholars aimed at different manifestations of it and did not limit their exploration with the academic environment only. What is more important is that bullying has also been examined as a phenomenon that happens in the workplace to adults, meaning that it is not only children that are vulnerable.
Thus, Nancy G. Guerra, Kirk R. Williams, and Shelly Sadek in their study that is titled Understanding Bullying and Victimization During Childhood and Adolescence: A Mixed Methods Study