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ERIC Number: EJ841314
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1538-8220
School Bullying and the Mental Health of Junior Secondary School Students in Hong Kong
Ng, Josephine W. Y.; Tsang, Sandra K. M.
Journal of School Violence, v7 n2 p3-20 2008
This study examines the phenomenon of school bullying and its effect on the mental health of junior secondary school students in Hong Kong. The participants (N = 364, mean age = 13.55) reported on a survey that included a bullying scale, the Chinese General Health Questionnaire-30, and a psychosocial scale. Verbal bullying was the most frequently performed and experienced school bullying behavior. Boys were significantly more involved than girls in direct physical bullying and as bullies, victims, and bully-victims. Girl victims suffered more in mental ways. Regression analysis indicated school bullying problems and gender contributed notably to the variances in the students' mental health. The findings on bullying behavior and mental health are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong