Academic problems beget bullying.
About 22% of third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade students reported involvement in bullying as either the bully, the victim, or both (bully-victims) in a cross-sectional study of data from a school-based survey. Overall, lower levels of school achievement, feeling unsafe at school, feelings of not belonging at school, and feeling sad were positively associated with being a victim rather than a bystander (Arch. Pediatr. Adolesc. Med. 2005;159:1026-31).
Students who reported feeling unsafe or feeling sad most days were 2.5 times and 1.5 times, respectively, more likely to be a bully than a bystander. In addition, feeling unsafe, feelings of not belonging at school, and lower school achievement were associated with increased odds of being a bully-victim rather than a bystander.
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|Title Annotation:||CLINICAL CAPSULES|
|Publication:||Clinical Psychiatry News|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Dec 1, 2005|
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