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


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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Awarded by Australian Research Council

Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

SOAR was funded by the Australian Research Council LP140100413 in partnership with the New South Wales and Victorian education departments and the Australian Human Rights Commission. NP is supported by a NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (APP1123677).