Poor Dietary Habits in Bullied Adolescents: The Moderating Effects of Diet on Depression

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Title: Poor Dietary Habits in Bullied Adolescents: The Moderating Effects of Diet on Depression
Authors: Albaladejo-Blázquez, Natalia | Ferrer-Cascales, Rosario | Ruiz-Robledillo, Nicolás | Sánchez San Segundo, Miriam | Clement, Violeta | Zaragoza Martí, Ana
Research Group/s: Psicología Aplicada a la Salud y Comportamiento Humano (PSYBHE) | Informática Industrial y Redes de Computadores
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Psicología de la Salud | Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Enfermería
Keywords: Bullying | Diet | Depression | Adolescents
Knowledge Area: Personalidad, Evaluación y Tratamiento Psicológico | Psicología Básica | Enfermería
Issue Date: 24-Jul-2018
Publisher: MDPI
Citation: Albaladejo-Blázquez N, Ferrer-Cascales R, Ruiz-Robledillo N, Sánchez-Sansegundo M, Clement-Carbonell V, Zaragoza-Martí A. Poor Dietary Habits in Bullied Adolescents: The Moderating Effects of Diet on Depression. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2018; 15(8):1569. doi:10.3390/ijerph15081569
Abstract: The prevalence of bullying has increased dramatically during recent years, with numerous negative consequences for the health and quality of life of bullied adolescents. Although negative psychological consequences of this type of situation have been widely investigated, no previous research has evaluated the effects of bullying victimization on dietary habits, and its relationship with psychological outcomes, such as depression. For this reason, the main aim of the present study was to evaluate the association between bullying, dietary habits, and depression in a sample of 527 Spanish adolescents. The results obtained showed that being bullied was correlated negatively with healthy dietary habits and positively with depression. Moderation analysis revealed dietary habits as moderator of the association between bullying and depression. These results underline the relevance of diet in the phenomenon of bullying, especially in victims, as could be related to the high levels of depression characteristic of this population. The inclusion of nutritional education in intervention programs oriented to victims of bullying might significantly improve their efficacy, reducing depression levels.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/77761
ISSN: 1661-7827 (Print) | 1660-4601 (Online)
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph15081569
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15081569
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