The authors report no actual or potential conflicts of interest.
Bullying and Victimization Among African American Adolescents: A Literature Review
Version of Record online: 24 JAN 2014
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Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing
Volume 27, Issue 2, pages 68–82, May 2014
How to Cite
Albdour, M. and Krouse, H. J. (2014), Bullying and Victimization Among African American Adolescents: A Literature Review. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 27: 68–82. doi: 10.1111/jcap.12066
- Issue online: 11 MAY 2014
- Version of Record online: 24 JAN 2014
- African American;
Bullying among African American adolescents.
This article reviews the current literature on bullying and victimization among African American adolescents. It highlights bullying and violence disparity among African American adolescents, associated risk and protective factors, and effects of bullying on adolescent health.
Twenty-three English language peer-reviewed articles from CINAHL, Pubmed, and Psyc-INFO databases.
African American adolescents have higher rates of bullying and victimization compared to other adolescent populations. This review found strong associations among bullying involvement, substance abuse, and family factors. Bullying also had a significant impact on adolescent health, particularly psychological symptoms and school performance.