Journal article

Racial discrimination and socioemotional and sleep problems in a cross-sectional survey of Australian school students

Naomi Priest, Shiau Chong, Mandy Truong, Oishee Alam, Kevin Dunn, Meredith O'Connor, Yin Paradies, Andrew Ward, Anne Kavanagh

ARCHIVES OF DISEASE IN CHILDHOOD | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of direct and vicarious racial discrimination experiences from peer, school and societal sources, and examine associations between these experiences and socioemotional and sleep outcomes. METHODS: Data were analysed from a population representative cross-sectional study of n=4664 school students in years 5-9 (10-15 years of age) in Australia. Students reported direct experiences of racial discrimination from peers, school and societal sources; vicarious discrimination was measured according to the frequency of witnessing other students experiences of racial discrimination. Students self-reported on the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire, with the ..

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