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Title: Physical abuse in basic-education schools in Aden governorate, Yemen: a cross-sectional study
Authors: Ba Saddik, A.S.
Hattab, A.S.
Issue Date: 2013
Language: English
Abstract: Physical abuse in school has lifelong consequences affecting child health and educational achievements. A study was designed to assess the prevalence of physical abuse experienced by pupils in basic-education schools in Aden, Yemen, and to examine the risk factors associated with it. A cross-sectional study covering 1066 pupils in 7th-9th grades from 8 schools in different districts of Aden governorate were randomly selected. Answering an anonymous self-administered questionnaire, 55.7% of pupils reported physical abuse at least once in their school lifetime [73.2% of males versus 26.6% of females]. Teachers were the main perpetrators [45.4%], A statistically significant association was found between physical abuse and sex, age group, family type and father's education. Significant predictors of physical abuse on multivariate regression were male sex [OR = 7.89] and extended family type [OR = 1.36]. Physical abuse in basic-education schools requires serious consideration by educational authorities, families and the community at large
Description: 333 - 339
Keywords: Schools
Risk Factors
Cross-Sectional Studies
Logistic Models
Subject: Child Abuse
ISSN: 1020-3397
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