Yu Nie, Huilan Xu* and Tingting Zhu
Department of Social Medicine and Health Management, Central South University, ChinaFulltext PDF
Objectives: To explore the risk factors for bullying among bullied students in a medical college in Zhuzhou City, China. Design, Setting and Participants: A cross-sectional study was conducted among the bullied students in a medical college in Zhuzhou City. Thirty-six classes were selected by multistage cluster random sampling, and 249 bullied students were investigated using a structured questionnaire. Main Outcome Measures: The bullied individuals were screened by using the WHO health and life experience questionnaire. A self-administered questionnaire was used to survey bullying behaviours. Participants were asked about general personal information, family information, individual behaviour and academic performance. Multivariate binary logistic regression was preformed to explore the influencing factors for bullying behaviours among bullied students. Results: A total of 249 individuals who were bullied by others were enrolled in this study. The prevalence of bullying among bullied undergraduates was 39.80%. Multivariate binary logistic regression analysis revealed that the main risk factors for bullying behaviour were liking violent TV programme (OR 2.61, 95% CI 1.09 to 6.28), alcohol consumption (OR 3.42, 95% CI 1.08 to 10.80) and aged less than 18 years (OR 3.45, 95% CI 1.30 to 9.15). Conclusion: The prevalence of bullying behaviour among bullied students in medical college is relatively high. Liking violent TV programme, alcohol consumption and aged less than 18 years were risk factors for bullying behaviour.
College; Bullying; Bullied; Prevalence; Factors
Nie Y, Xu H, Zhu T. A Cross-Sectional Study of the Prevalence of and Related Factors for Bullying among Bullied Students in a Medical College in Zhuzhou, China. Open J Public Health. 2019;1(1):1004..