Asociación entre la victimización por bullying y la condición física en niños y adolescentes

Translated title of the contribution: Association between bullying victimization and physical fitness among children and adolescents

Antonio Garcia-Hermoso, Xavier Oriol-Granado, Jorge Enrique Correa-Bautista, Robinson Ramírez-Vélez

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Abstract

Background/Objective: The aim of the study was to analyze the relationship between being bullied and the physical fitness components, and to determine whether a healthy physical fitness level is related with lower victimization in children and adolescents with overweight and obesity compared to unfit overweight/obese peers. Method:The present cross-sectional study included a total of 7,714 youths (9-17 years), categorized as normal-weight or overweight/obese and fit or unfit according to sex-specific handgrip strength and cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) cut-points. Bullying (physical, verbal, social exclusion, sexual harassment, and cyberbullying) was assessed through the Standard Health Behavior in School-aged Children survey questions. Results:Boys and girls that were categorized as fit (healthy level of CRF) showed lower traditional bullying compared to unfit counterparts. Also, a healthy level of CRF could be a protective factor of traditional bullying among overweight/obese youths compared to unfit overweight/obese peers. Conclusions:CRF is related with lower risk for experiencing traditional bullying in Latino youths with and without obesity, thus emphasizing the role of fitness even among youth with excess of adiposity.

Translated title of the contributionAssociation between bullying victimization and physical fitness among children and adolescents
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)134-140
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology

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