TITLE

Bullying during adolescence in Brazil: an overview

AUTHOR(S)
Pigozi, Pamela Lamarca; Machado, Ana Lúcia
PUB. DATE
November 2015
SOURCE
Revista Ciência & Saúde Coletiva;nov2015, Vol. 20 Issue 11, p3509
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Bullying has been the subject of worldwide study for over four decades and is widely reported by social media. Despite this, the issue is a relatively new area of research in Brazil. This study analyzes academic literature addressing bullying produced in Brazil focusing on aspects that characterize this issue as a subtype of violence: gender differences, factors associated with bullying, consequences, and possible intervention and prevention approaches. The guiding question of this study was: what have Brazilian researchers produced regarding bullying among adolescents? The results show that over half of the studies used quantitative approaches, principally cross-sectional methods and questionnaires, and focused on determining the prevalence of and factors associated with bullying. The findings showed a high prevalence of bullying among Brazilian adolescents, an association between risk behavior and bullying, serious consequences for the mental health of young people, lack of awareness and understanding among adolescents about bullying and its consequences, and a lack of strategies to manage this type of aggression. There is a need for intervention studies, prevention and restorative practices that involve the community and can be applied to everyday life at school.
ACCESSION #
111213169

 

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