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Bullying, cyberbullying, and mental health in young people
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2996-3348
Univ Gothenburg, Dept Publ Hlth & Community Med, Gothenburg, Sweden.
2014 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1403-4948, E-ISSN 1651-1905, Vol. 42, no 4, 393-399 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Objective: To investigate the factors associated with exposure to in-real-life (IRL) bullying, cyberbullying, and both IRL and cyberbullying and to explore the relationship between these types of bullying and mental health among 13-16-year-old Swedish boys and girls. Methods: Data was derived from a cross-sectional web-based study of 13-16-year-old students in northern Sweden (n=1214, response rate 81.9%). Results: The combination of IRL- and cyberbullying was the most common type of bullying. A non-supportive school environment and poor body image were related to exposure to bullying for both genders but the relationship was more distinct in girls. All types of bullying were associated with depressive symptoms in both boys and girls and all forms of bullying increased the likelihood of psychosomatic problems in girls. Conclusions: Cyberbullying can be seen as an extension of IRL bullying. A combination of IRL- and cyberbullying seems to be particularly negative for mental health. Interventions should focus on improved school environment and body image as well as anti-violence programmes. Gender aspects of bullying need to be acknowledged.

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2014. Vol. 42, no 4, 393-399 p.
Keyword [en]
Adolescents, body image, bullying, depressive symptoms, online harassment, psychosocial school environment, psychosomatic problems
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Human Aspects of ICT
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-22596DOI: 10.1177/1403494814525004ISI: 000336795300009Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84901289091OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-22596DiVA: diva2:738990
Available from: 2014-08-19 Created: 2014-08-19 Last updated: 2014-08-19Bibliographically approved

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