NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Teenage teenage victims may suffer from the negative effects of bullying throughout their lives, a recent study suggests.
According to the study, victims of bullying face a 40 percent increase in mental problems in the mid-20s and face a 35 percent increase in the risk of unemployment.
The researchers investigated 7,000 adolescent students aged 14-16 in the UK, investigated bullying, interviewed them until they were 21 years old, and interviewed another 25-year-old.
Examples of cases of bullying dealt with in the study were the abuse of titles, the exclusion of adolescents from groups, the abuse of their property and their personal effects, or the threat of direct violence.
The researchers found that victims of bullying were more likely to complain of psychological problems at the age of 25 years, such as anxiety and depression, are more likely to be unemployed and not find work, and lower income for employees.
According to the researchers, the more bullying the more negative the previous effects are more obvious.
The researchers emphasize the need to combat bullying, by following general approaches aimed at raising awareness about signs of bullying and ways to deal with cases, and other special aims to enhance the ability of adolescents to resist bullying by promoting self-confidence, and resist the effects of bullying.
The results of the study were presented at the meeting of the Royal Economic Society held in Coventry, UK, and it is known that the results of the studies presented in the meetings and scientific meetings remain preliminary until published in a scientific journal.
Source: Health Day News