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ALCKMIN-CARVALHO, Felipe; SILVA, Natália Sant’Anna da; RAFIHI-FERREIRA, Renatha  and  MELO, Márcia Helena da Silva. Teenagens targets of bullying and family adversity: case-control study. Pensando fam. [online]. 2021, vol.25, n.2, pp. 256-271. ISSN 1679-494X.

Being a victim of bullying in childhood and adolescence is a risk factor for the emergence of mental disorders. Adverse family environment variables contribute to involvement in bullying situations. This study aimed to compare the level of family adversity of adolescents who were bullied (n = 21) and non-victims (n = 21), matched for age, sex and classroom. Adolescents bullied were identified by Lista de Características dos Amigos de Sala de Aula and Escala de Violência Escolar. The level of family adversity was assessed using the Rutter Family Adversity Index. There was greater family adversity in the group composed of bullied teenagers (p > 0.05). The frequency of marital discord was higher in families of students who were bullied (Z = -2.01, p = 0.04). The data reiterate the need to develop and implement programs aimed at reducing risk factors and promoting protective factors with families.

Keywords : Bullying; Family; Family adversity; Adolescence; Violence.

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