Tạp chí Khoa học Nghiên cứu Sức khỏe và Phát triển, 2018

Cỡ chữ:  Nhỏ  Vừa  Lớn

Associated factors of bullying victimization among Tien Chau secondary school students in Phuc Yen town, Vinh Phuc province

Duong Thi Thanh, Le Thi Hai Ha, Tran Thi Mai Anh, Nguyen Thanh Huong

Tóm tắt

Objectives: This study was conducted to investigate the prevalence of bullying victimization and identify associated factors of only bullying victimization among students of Tien Chau secondary school in Phuc Yen town of Vinh Phuc province.

Methods: The study employed a cross-sectional study. The self-administered questionnaire was used to collect information from 429 students (grades 6 to 9) in Tien Chau secondary school in April 2017.

Results: Analyses of bullying victimization showed nearly six in ten students (59.4%) were engaged in bullying roles as a victim. Of these students, nearly one in three (30.8%) was the victim only. Analyses of multiple logistic regression showed related factors of only bullying victimization role including individual factors such as grade level. Students at higher level of grade had lower odds of being victimized by their peers than those who were at lower grade level OR: 0.79 (0.63 – 0.99), middle level of psychological distress OR: 2.28 (1.32 – 3.95), having suicidal ideation OR: 7.88 (4.55 – 13.62), high level of academic stress OR: 2.13 (1.3 – 3.48), and low level of family support OR: 2.29 (1.29 – 4.06).

Conclusion: Schools and families should pay more attention to academic stress and mental health problems among students because of their signifcant associations with bullying victimization. Further researches on bullying are needed to explore the relationships between academic stress and bullying victimization. It is recommended that families should provide more emotional supports, spend more times to talk with their children as well as help them to make decisions in order to prevent bullying victimization.

Key words: bullying; victimization; adolescent student; associated factors; mental health