Health-Related Quality of Life and Mental Health of Adolescents Involved in School Bullying and Homophobic Verbal Content Bullying

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Title: Health-Related Quality of Life and Mental Health of Adolescents Involved in School Bullying and Homophobic Verbal Content Bullying
Authors: Albaladejo-Blázquez, Natalia | Ferrer-Cascales, Rosario | Ruiz-Robledillo, Nicolás | Sánchez San Segundo, Miriam | Fernández-Alcántara, Manuel | Delvecchio, Elisa | Arango-Lasprilla, Juan Carlos
Research Group/s: Psicología Aplicada a la Salud y Comportamiento Humano (PSYBHE)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Psicología de la Salud
Keywords: Bullying | Homophobic verbal content bullying | Homophobic name-calling | Health-Related Quality of Life | Protective factors | Adolescents
Knowledge Area: Personalidad, Evaluación y Tratamiento Psicológico
Issue Date: 23-Jul-2019
Publisher: MDPI
Citation: Albaladejo-Blázquez N, Ferrer-Cascales R, Ruiz-Robledillo N, Sánchez-SanSegundo M, Fernández-Alcántara M, Delvecchio E, Arango-Lasprilla JC. Health-Related Quality of Life and Mental Health of Adolescents Involved in School Bullying and Homophobic Verbal Content Bullying. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2019; 16(14):2622. doi:10.3390/ijerph16142622
Abstract: Bullying has been traditionally related to a significant reduction in well-being and Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) of adolescents. This negative impact on HRQoL seems to be modulated by the developed role in bullying (uninvolved, bully, victim or bully-victim). However, no studies have identified if these negative results are the same when other types of bullying, such as homophobic bullying, are evaluated. The main aim of the present study was to analyze the prevalence of different roles of bullying and homophobic bullying and the relationship between these roles in both types of bullying with HRQoL, depression and anxiety levels in a sample of 1723 Spanish adolescents. Although results exhibited lower prevalence of homophobic bullying roles when compared to traditionally bullying in general, in the case of victims, the prevalence was high in the case of homophobic bullying. When differences between roles in HRQoL, depression and anxiety were evaluated, in both types of bullying, uninvolved adolescents showed the best results and bully-victim adolescents the worst. The obtained results suppose an improvement in the understanding of the negative effects of different types of bullying on HRQoL and mental health in adolescents. Future research could advance in this comprehension, analyzing possible differences with other types of bullying, such as cyberbullying.
Sponsor: This study was funded by the Office of the Vice President of Research and Knowledge Transfer of the University of Alicante (GRE-16-32).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/94709
ISSN: 1661-7827 (Print) | 1660-4601 (Online)
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph16142622
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2019 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/ijerph16142622
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