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Bullying, Mental Health, and Parental Involvement among Adolescents in the Caribbean

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504–8
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A survey of 6780 early adolescents in the Cayman Islands, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago found a strong association between bullying and poor mental health.

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Objective: To examine the relationships between peer victimization, mental health, and parental involvement among middle school students in the Caribbean.


Methods: Data from the Global School-based Student Health Survey (GSHS) conducted in the Cayman Islands, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago in 2007 were analysed using age- and gender-adjusted logistic regression models.

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e-Published: 24 Oct, 2013
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