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Sibling Bullying: A Prospective Longitudinal Study of Associations with Positive and Negative Mental Health during Adolescence

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JournalJournal of Youth and Adolescence
DateAccepted/In press - 27 Aug 2021
DateE-pub ahead of print - 30 Sep 2021
DatePublished (current) - May 2022
Volume51
Number of pages16
Pages (from-to)940-955
Early online date30/09/21
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Sibling bullying is associated with poor mental health outcomes, but the relevance of specific bullying roles remains unclear. Data from a population-based study (n = 17,157, 48% female) focusing on early (11 years), middle (14 years), and late (17 years) adolescence were analyzed. Associations between sibling bullying roles in early adolescence and positive and negative mental health outcomes in late adolescence were investigated. Generally, bullying, irrespective of role, was associated with poorer mental health outcomes in late adolescence. As the frequency of bullying victimization increased between early and middle adolescence so did the severity of mental health outcomes in late adolescence. The developmental trajectories of externalizing problems were influenced by bullying in early adolescence. Sibling bullying, irrespective of role, is associated with poor mental health outcomes.

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  • sibling, bullying, longitudinal, mental health, wellbeing, adolescence, self-esteem

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