Bullying among adolescents in a sub-Saharan middle-income setting.

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Title
Bullying among adolescents in a sub-Saharan middle-income setting.
Journal
Journal of Adolescent Health
Author(s)
Wilson Michael L., Bovet Pascal, Viswanathan Bharathi, Suris Joan-Carles
ISSN
1879-1972 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1054-139X
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2012
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
51
Number
1
Pages
96-98
Language
english
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Publication types: Journal Article
Abstract
PURPOSE: This study explored factors associated with self-reported bullying among adolescents in a sub-Saharan country.
METHODS: A cross-sectional sample of adolescents (n = 1,427) in the Seychelles was drawn from the Global School-based Student Health Survey. Bullied adolescents were compared with non-bullied adolescents with respect to several sociodemographic factors. Bivariate and multivariate analyses were performed.
RESULTS: Within a 30 day period, 38.8% of adolescents reported being bullied. Bullied youths were more likely to be depressed (adjusted odds ratio [aOR] = 1.63; confidence intervals [CI] = 1.27-1.07) and socially deprived (aOR = 1.85; CI = 1.30-2.61). Being older (aOR = .83; CI = .77-.90) and having close friends (aOR = .53; CI = .31-.91) were protective factors.
CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of bullying in the Seychelles is high, and social correlates are similar to those in industrialized settings. More research is needed to examine bullying patterns outside the school environment.
Keywords
Adolescent, Adolescent Behavior, Bullying, Cross-Sectional Studies, Depression, Female, Humans, Male, Odds Ratio, Peer Group, Risk Factors, Seychelles/epidemiology, Social Class
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