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HEALTH BEHAVIOUR IN SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION COLLABORATIVE CROSS-NATIONAL SURVEY

 

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HBSC Network publishes: Peer victimization and subjective health among students reporting disability or chronic illness in 11 Western countries

This study sought to compare the strength of the association between peer victimization at school and subjective health according to the disability or chronic illness (D/CI) status of students across countries. This was executed using data from the 2005–06 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children survey. Self-completed questionnaires were administered in classrooms. Multivariate models of logistic regression (controlled for confounding factors and countries) were used to investigate differences in the association between peer victimization and poor subjective health according to the D/CI status. In all countries studied, students reporting D/CI were more likely to report being victims of bullying. Victims of bullying reported more negative subjective health outcomes regardless of their D/CI status. Although inclusive education is currently a major topic of educational policies in most countries, additional efforts should be made to improve the quality of the integration of students with D/CI.

M Sentenac

Collab

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

see here for further details
contact: Mrs Aixa Aleman-Diaz

item 1324
[31-12-2012 to 25-09-2012]

 


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