publication . Article . 2015

Victimisation and Obesity: Longitudinal Associations

Qualter, Pamela; Murphy, Suzanne M.; Abbott, Janice; Gardner, Kathryn J.; Japel, Christa; Vitaro, Frank; Boivin, Michel; Tremblay, Richard E.;
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  • Published: 17 Feb 2015 Journal: Aggressive Behavior, volume 41, pages 109-122 (issn: 0096-140X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Country: United Kingdom
In the current prospective study, we investigated (1) whether high and low BMI in early childhood puts a child at risk of victimization by their peers, and (2) whether being victimized increases BMI over the short- and long-term, independent of the effect of BMI on victimization. We also examined whether gender moderated these prospective associations. Participants were 1,344 children who were assessed yearly from ages 3 to 10 years as part of the Quebec Longitudinal Study of Child Development (QLSCD). BMI predicted annual increases in victimization for girls aged 6 years and over; for boys aged 7 and 8 years of age, higher BMI reduced victimization over the sch...
Medical Subject Headings: educationhealth care economics and organizationssocial scienceshumanities
free text keywords: Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), General Psychology, Developmental and Educational Psychology, Suicide prevention, Prospective cohort study, Developmental psychology, Body mass index, Injury prevention, Early childhood, Longitudinal study, Psychology, Child development, Social psychology, Overweight, medicine.symptom, medicine, C800
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