Compared to their non-bullying peers, bullying children and adolescents have higher risk of drug, alcohol, and tobacco use later in life. An analysis by UG researchers also found that childhood bullies have more risk of alcohol and tobacco use later in life than adolescent bullies.
The study “Childhood and Adolescent Bullying Perpetration and Later Substance Use: A Meta-Analysis” will be published in the March 2021 issue of Pediatrics. It notes that previous meta-analyses have substantially contributed to the understanding of increased drug use risk in bullies, but they only included research up to 2014 and only reported on drug use, not on alcohol and tobacco.
For the meta-analysis, peer-reviewed articles and dissertations in English were used that reported original empirical studies on associations between bullying in childhood or adolescence and later use of drugs, alcohol, or tobacco. For future research, it would be interesting to investigate bullying as a so-called causal risk factor, as this type of research may provide the basis for preventive interventions, the authors conclude.
The University of Groningen (UG) is organizing a Meet & Greet entitled ‘Perspectives on Polarization’ on Friday 18 November. The UG wants to use this opportunity to exchange knowledge and bring together different perspectives on polarization. The...
Het inzetten van familiegesprekken in de thuiszorg kan overbelasting van mantelzorgers voorkomen. Ook zorgt het er voor dat mantelzorgende families beter blijven functioneren, zonder dat er meer professionele zorg nodig is. Dit blijkt uit het...
Op vrijdag 23 september 2022 namen Kinderombudsman Margrite Kalverboer en emeritus hoogleraar pedagogiek Micha de Winter de oorkonde van NVO lidmaatschap van verdienste in ontvangst uit handen van NVO voorzitter Gerard van Egmond.
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