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Table 2 Scores of the Youth Self Report by experiences of being a bully/victim (preadolescent boys)

From: Relationship between the experience of being a bully/victim and mental health in preadolescence and adolescence: a cross-sectional study

Scale Neither, n = 44 Victim, n = 35 Bully, n = 13 Bully + Victim, n = 76 F value p value Post hoc (Tukey)
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Withdrawn .87 1.483 2.74 2.631 1.77 2.351 2.67 2.637 5.304 .0016* V, B/V > N
Somatic complaints 1.57 2.350 2.29 2.388 2.20 3.118 2.36 2.588 1.353 .2598 Not significant
Anxious/depressed 3.66 4.291 6.91 5.732 5.54 5.251 6.97 5.774 2.940 .0353 Not significant
Social problems 2.45 2.524 4.62 3.128 3.75 1.974 4.20 2.923 4.290 .0062* V > N
Thought problems 1.43 1.408 2.43 2.634 1.94 1.322 2.46 2.154 2.158 .0953 Not significant
Attentions problems 4.71 3.503 5.78 3.590 6.21 3.830 6.11 3.556 1.406 .2433 Not significant
Delinquent behavior 1.14 1.212 1.45 1.562 2.44 1.687 2.81 2.996 7.444 .0001** B/V > N
Aggressive behavior 4.07 3.144 6.04 4.390 8.86 5.253 9.38 5.588 10.300 .0000*** B/V, B > N
Internalizing scale 6.06 6.621 11.72 8.502 9.35 10.036 11.78 8.924 2.694 .0489 Not significant
Externalizing scale 5.21 4.043 7.48 5.658 11.30 6.542 12.19 7.928 10.516 .0000*** B/V > V, N
  1. Multiple imputation was used to impute missing values. One-way ANOVAs were performed. Comparisons performed using the Turkey’s test
  2. N, Neither; B, Bully; V, Victim; B/V, Bully + Victim
  3. p < .01, ** p < .001, *** p < .0001