Bullying, Depression, and Suicidal Behaviors in Adolescents: Secondary Analysis of Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data Public Deposited

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  • March 22, 2019
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  • Guo, Ping
    • Affiliation: School of Education, Educational Psychology, Measurement, and Evaluation
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  • This study aims to examine the association between bullying and suicidal behaviors in adolescents in the United States, using the 2009 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). The national YRBS, conducted by Centers for Disease Control (CDC), provides data representative of public and private school students from 9th to 12th grade. In this study, 16,410 usable questionnaires from 2009 National YRBS were analyzed. Logistic regression analyses were conducted to detect the association between being bullied and depression and suicidal behaviors, including suicidal ideation and suicide attempts. Also, logistic regression models were used to examine any gender effects involved in the association between being bullied and suicidal behaviors. This study found that there were association between bullying and depression and suicidal behaviors, and no significant gender differences were found in the association.
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  • Ware, William
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  • Master of Arts
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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  • 2013
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