Salud Pública de México
Print version ISSN 0036-3634
ALBORES-GALLO, Lilia; SAUCEDA-GARCIA, Juan Manuel; RUIZ-VELASCO, Silvia and ROQUE-SANTIAGO, Eduardo. Bullying and its association with psychiatric disorders in a Mexican students sample. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2011, vol.53, n.3, pp.220-227. ISSN 0036-3634. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-36342011000300006.
OBJECTIVE: To study the relationship between bullying behavior and psychopathology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 1 092 students identified their peers' bullying status based on the Bull-S questionnaire. Parents completed the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) to determine psychopathology levels. RESULTS: The bullying group had associations with anxiety, somatic symptoms, oppositionalism and behavior problems; the bully-victims group had associations with attention, oppositionalism and behavior problems; victims had higher anxiety scores.These differences were significant compared with the control group. CONCLUSIONS: Bullying is associated with psychopathology, which requires timely psychiatric attention.
Keywords : students; bullying; psychopathology; ADHD; Mexico.