Association between bullying and cyberbullying with weight changes in school adolescents in Olinda-PE: Exploratory study

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https://doi.org/10.33448/rsd-v10i14.21439

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Adolescents; Body mass index; Bullying.

Abstract

Objective: Analyze the association between bullying and weight changes in adolescents. Methodology: Cross-sectional study, involving adolescents from the state education system of Olinda, aged between 14 and 19 years and both genders. The instrument used was PeNSe and anthropometric assessment. Results: For analysis of bullying, male adolescents (23.1%), between 14-16 years of age (26.3%) and obese (44%) were more affected. Among the variables analyzed, only BMI was statistically significant for suffering school bullying. When it comes to cyberbullying, most were female (9.8%), aged between 17-19 years (11.8%) and obese (16%). Unlike bullying, the analyzed variables were not statistically significant for the practice of cyberbullying. Discussion: Regarding gender, it was observed in the present study a homogeneous distribution between females and males, in cases of both bullying and cyberbullying. Regarding age, being younger (14-16 years) is considered a mitigating factor as those with overweight/obesity to become victims of bullying, unlike cyberbullying, which had mostly young people between 17-19 years old. Conclusion: The practice of bullying damages the mental and physical health of these young people who are in a developmental stage.

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Published

01/11/2021

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CABRAL, L. F. S.; GUSMÃO, B. de A.; BARBOSA, F. R.; FONSECA NETO, A. C. da; ANJOS, R. S. dos .; MONTEIRO, V. R. .; MENEZES, V. A. de .; COLARES, V.; FRANCA, C. da; GODOY, F. Association between bullying and cyberbullying with weight changes in school adolescents in Olinda-PE: Exploratory study. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 10, n. 14, p. e274101421439, 2021. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v10i14.21439. Disponível em: https://rsdjournal.org/index.php/rsd/article/view/21439. Acesso em: 17 jun. 2024.

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