A Study on People Directly Involved in Resolution to Bullying Problems and Conflict-Coping Method in Picture Books Regarding Bullying

또래 괴롭힘 그림책에서 나타난 갈등 해결의 주체와 갈등 상황에 대처하는 방식 분석

Jeong, Eun-Ah;Hyun, Eunja

  • Received : 2018.10.26
  • Accepted : 2019.01.12
  • Published : 2019.01.28


This study aims to look closely picture books regarding bullying and to analyze people directly involved in resolution to bullying problems and conflict-coping method in those picture books. 71 picture books on bullying were examined in this study. Results are as follows: (1) As person directly involved in resolution to bullying problems, 'victim by himself' settles a conflict situation over half of the books, followed by 'victim and other character' and 'other character alone'. (2) various types are described relatively evenly such as 'getting positive mind or building confidence', 'distancing bullies group or making new friends', 'gaining recognition by showing one's competence off', 'helping bullies or being nice to bullies' for conflict-coping method to bullying problems. In conclusion, the necessity of community effort rather than an individual's own effort to solve bullying problems and possibilities of teaching of language use in those books were discussed.


Picture Books;Bullying;People Directly Involved in Resolution;Conflict Coping Method