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Title: Parental involvement and bullying among middle school students in North Africa
Authors: Abdirahman, H.
Fleming, L.C.
Jacobsen, K.H.
Issue Date: 2013
Language: English
Abstract: Bullying, especially in developing countries, has not been much examined, especially the influence of parents on the risk of being bullied. The aim of this study was to determine whether active parenting is associated with reduced peer victimization among middle-school students in North Africa. A secondary analysis of data from more than 13 000 middle-school students who participated in the Global School-based Student Health Survey [GSHS] in Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia between 2006 and 2008, was conducted using multiple logistic regression models. About 60% of students in Egypt and one-third of students in Libya, Morocco and Tunisia reported having been bullied in the past month. In all 4 countries, boys reported more peer victimization than girls. In Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia, students who reported that their parents checked their homework, were understanding, and knew how the student spent free time had a reduced likelihood of peer victimization but this association was not significant in Libya. Interventions for reducing bullying should consider the positive impact of involved parents
Description: 227 - 233
Keywords: Bullying
Students
Schools
Logistic Models
Subject: Parents
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118405
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/v19/03/EMHJ_2013_19_3_227_233.pdf
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