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Bullying victimization and substance use among U.S. adolescents: mediation by depression.
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PMID:  20422288     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study examined the link between bullying victimization and substance use and tested the mediating role of depression in male and female adolescents. Cross-sectional data were collected from a national sample of 1,495 tenth graders who participated in the 2005/06 Health Behaviors in School-aged Children U.S. Survey. Victimization, depression and substance use were all measured as latent variables. Substance use was measured by drinking alcohol, being drunk, smoking cigarettes and using marijuana in the past 30 days. Multiple-group structural equation modeling showed that victimization was linked to substance use in both males and females. Among females, depression was positively associated with both victimization and substance use and mediated the association between the two latter variables. Among males, depression was associated with victimization but not with substance use. Results highlight the elevated risk for victimization and substance use problems that depression poses among adolescent females.
Jeremy W Luk; Jing Wang; Bruce G Simons-Morton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, N.I.H., Intramural; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Prevention science : the official journal of the Society for Prevention Research     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1573-6695     ISO Abbreviation:  Prev Sci     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-08     Completed Date:  2011-02-17     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100894724     Medline TA:  Prev Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  355-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Box 351525, Seattle, WA 98195-1525, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Depression / complications,  psychology*
Substance-Related Disorders / complications*
United States
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