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Prevalence and characteristics of school age bullying victims.
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PMID:  20938597     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE: To describe the prevalence of bullying victims, the characteristics of those victims and their associated symptoms in the domains of emotion, behavior, hyperactivity and peer relationships.
METHOD: This was a cross-sectional study nested in a cohort that assesses disorders of reading, writing and arithmetic in 1,075 students enrolled in the first to eighth grades of two public schools in a lower-middle-class neighborhood of the city of Pelotas, RS, Brazil. The KIDSCAPE questionnaire was used to evaluate the prevalence of bullying and the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire was used to assess victims' behavioral characteristics.
RESULTS: The prevalence of bullying was 17.6%. The most prevalent type of intimidation was verbal, followed by physical, emotional, racial and sexual. After adjustment for confounding factors, bullying was still associated with male sex (PR 1.49 95%CI 1.14-1.96), hyperactivity (PR 1.89 95%CI 1.25-2.87) and peer relationship problems (PR 1.85 95%CI 1.24-2.76). Among the victims of bullying, 47.1% had also initiated bullying.
CONCLUSION: This study has identified the behavioral characteristics of bullying victims which may prove useful for local policies designed to protect the targets of bullying.
Danilo Rolim de Moura; Ana Catarina Nova Cruz; Luciana Avila Quevedo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Jornal de pediatria     Volume:  87     ISSN:  1678-4782     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr (Rio J)     Publication Date:    2011 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985188R     Medline TA:  J Pediatr (Rio J)     Country:  Brazil    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  19-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
Universidade Federal de Pelotas (UFPEL), Pelotas, RS, Brazil.
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