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Table 4 Score of the Youth Self Report by experiences of being a bully/victim (adolescent 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 = 146 Victim, n = 30 Bully, n = 23 Bully + Victim, n = 35 F value p value Post hoc (Tukey)
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Withdrawn 1.98 2.206 3.95 3.422 2.57 2.537 2.80 1.997 6.538 .0003** V > N
Somatic complaints 1.68 2.972 2.20 2.491 3.18 3.822 2.27 2.339 1.972 .1192 Not significant
Anxious/depressed 4.67 4.757 9.32 7.161 6.34 5.916 6.62 4.479 6.815 .0002** V > N
Social problems 2.75 2.252 5.59 2.921 3.13 2.096 5.06 2.807 15.998 .0000*** V, B/V > N; V > B
Thought problems 1.93 2.292 2.27 2.363 2.39 2.911 3.03 2.695 2.021 .1119 Not significant
Attention problems 4.80 3.110 7.37 2.977 6.96 2.529 7.29 2.442 12.146 .0000*** V, B/V, B > N
Delinquent behavior 1.72 2.110 2.13 1.961 3.05 2.174 2.43 1.481 3.160 .0255 Not significant
Aggressive behavior 5.68 4.296 7.30 5.691 9.97 5.251 9.80 5.389 10.626 .0000*** B, B/V > N
Internalizing scale 8.19 8.637 14.90 11.013 11.87 11.053 11.51 6.298 4.711 .0034* V > N
Externalizing scale 7.40 5.807 9.44 7.157 13.03 6.459 12.23 6.197 8.764 .0000*** B/V > N
  1. Multiple imputation was used to impute missing values. One-way ANOVAs were performed
  2. N, Neither; B, Bully; V, Victim; B/V, Bully + Victim
  3. p < .01, ** p < .001, *** p < .0001