Home 2018 - Volume 18 (2) THE PREVALENCE OF BULLYING AND IT’S ASSOCIATED FACTORS AMONG ONE OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN SELANGOR, MALAYSIA
THE PREVALENCE OF BULLYING AND IT’S ASSOCIATED FACTORS AMONG ONE OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN SELANGOR, MALAYSIA PDF Print E-mail
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Mohammed A. Abdalqader, Indang Ariati Ariffin, Hasanain Faisal Ghazi, Mohammed Faez Baobaid and Mohd Ariff Fadzil

International Medical School (IMS), Management & Science University (MSU), Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

Corresponding author: Mohammed A. Abdalqader

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ABSTRACT

Bullying can be projected through many ways, are affected by many factors and can bring about a lot of consequences. The aim of this research was to identify the association between bullying factors such as age, gender, race, family income, family structure with bullying among high school students in one of Selangor high schools in year 2018 also its consequences towards depression, stress and anxiety. A cross sectional study was conducted among 337 students. The validated Multidimensional Peer-Victimization Scale (MPVS) and Mental Health Screening Status-20 (MHSS-20) questionnaire was used to classify the prevalence, types, associating factors and the consequences of bullying. The prevalence of bullying was found to be 63.5%. The percentage of bullying is higher among those with mean age of 14 years old. As for the gender, percentage among male is higher compared to female which is 62%. As for the family background, students who have family income above RM 7000 (about 1700 USD) has higher percentage of bullying which is 51.9%, and for students with low academic performance have the highest percentage of bullying (57%) and it was found that bullying was significantly associated with age and with p value of <0.001, gender of p value 0.009, academic performance shows p value of 0.049 and mental health status with <0.001 p value.

Keywords: Bullying, High school students, Mental Health

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