Cumulative Effects of Bullying and Racial Discrimination on Adolescent Health in Australia
Naomi Priest, Anne Kavanagh, Laia Becares, Tania King
JOURNAL OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL BEHAVIOR | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2019
This study examined how cumulative exposure to racial discrimination and bullying victimization influences the health of Australian adolescents (n = 2802) aged 10 to 11 years (19.3% visible ethnic minorities [nonwhite, non-Indigenous]; 2.6% Indigenous) using data from three waves (2010-2014) of the nationally representative Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC). Cumulative exposure to racial discrimination and bullying victimization had incremental negative effects on socioemotional difficulties. Higher accumulated exposure to both stressors across time was associated with increased body mass index z-scores and risk of overweight/obesity. Studies that examine exposure to single ri..View full abstract
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This paper uses unit record data from Growing Up in Australia, the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. The study is conducted in partnership between the Department of Social Services (DSS), Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS), and Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The findings and views reported in this paper are those of the authors and should not be attributed to DSS, AIFS, or the ABS. Naomi Priest is supported by a NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (APP1123677).