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dc.contributor.authorVieira, Marlene A.
dc.contributor.authorHandegård, Bjørn Helge
dc.contributor.authorRønning, John Andreas
dc.contributor.authorDuarte, Cristine S.
dc.contributor.authorMari, Jair J.
dc.contributor.authorBordin, Isabel A.
dc.description.abstract<p><b> Introduction</b> Exposure to peer aggression (PA) and bullying victimization (BV) are both expressions of peer victimization. <p><b> Objectives</b> In four age-sex groups, (1) Can exposure to PA and BV be considered distinct experiences? (2) To what extent do adolescents exposed to PA consider themselves bullying victims? and (3) What is the effect on BV of the number of PA events experienced? <p><b> Methods</b> This cross-sectional study evaluated a probabilistic community-based sample of 669 adolescents (11-15 years, 51.7% girls). A three-stage probabilistic sampling plan involved random selection of census units, eligible households, and one target child per household selected. A 15-item scale investigated exposure to PA events (physical aggression, verbal harassment, social manipulation) occurring more than once in the past six months. BV occurring more than once a week or most days in the past six months was investigated after presenting respondents with a BV definition that required them to feel harmed by their victimization experiences. <p><b> Results</b> Adolescents exposed to PA and/or BV reported PA only (76.2%), BV only (4.7%), and both (19.1%). Rates of BV among those exposed to PA were as follows: 11-to-12-year-old boys (22.7%), 13-to-15-year-old boys (9.7%), 11-to-12-year-old girls (46.5%), and 13-to-15-year-old girls (13.2%). Multiple logistic regression analysis (outcome = BV) found a significant interaction between PA, age, and sex. PA events had a significant effect on BV for all except older girls. <p><b> Conclusion</b> Exposure to PA and BV are different constructs; few older boys exposed to PA consider themselves bullying victims; and older girls are less affected by PA when it comes to BV.en_US
dc.identifier.citationVieira, Handegård, Rønning, Duarte, Mari, Bordin. Do adolescents exposed to peer aggression at school consider themselves to be victims of bullying? The influence of sex and age. Trends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy. 2022;44en_US
dc.identifier.cristinIDFRIDAID 2055823
dc.publisherAssociação de Psiquiatria do Rio Grande do Sulen_US
dc.relation.journalTrends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2022 The Author(s)en_US
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)en_US
dc.titleDo adolescents exposed to peer aggression at school consider themselves to be victims of bullying? The influence of sex and ageen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US

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