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ERIC Number: EJ1078072
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0047-2379
Is There an Association between Adolescent Bullying Victimization and Substance Abuse?
Ringwalt, Chris; Shamblen, Steven
Journal of Drug Education, v42 n4 p447-467 Dec 2012
Bullying is endemic in the nation's schools and takes a substantial toll on its victims' physical and social-emotional well-being. We assessed the association between specific reasons for which adolescents believe that they are targeted for bullying and their rates of various types of substance use by analyzing the association between self-reported past 30-day substance use and past 30-day bullying victimization among 53,750 middle and high school students in Oregon. Our results confirm previous estimates of prevalence rates for bullying as well as modest (r < 0.20) associations between bullying victimization and substance use. However, study findings did not reveal a particular reason for bullying victimization that would place adolescents at a relatively high risk of substance use.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oregon
Grant or Contract Numbers: 283-07-1401