Bullying, overweight and physical activity in school children of Karachi
The pessimistic community and emotional consequence of childhood obesity together with being liked to a less significant extent by peers, being rejected by peers, and being the victims of various structure of peer violence such as bullying are a major teenage dilemma. Bullying comprises of a variety of actions that result in a disparity of supremacy involving the assailant and the sufferer. Bullying was evaluated by Olweus Bullying Questionnaire (OBQ) and BMI was estimated by Childhood Obesity Working Group of the International Obesity Task Force. In response to the question how often you bullied at school in past couple of months 38.81% students replied once or twice, 9% students replied several times a week, 6.2% students replied once a week. BMI categories (Normal Weight/Overweight and Obese) was compared with the Olweus Bullying Questionnaire, I as hit, kicked, punched, thrown around the door on chi square test which showed statistically significant results (p=0.036). Bullying was significantly associated with obese school children. There should be proper knowledge and understanding of students regarding what bully actually is and report to their teachers and parents.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access and Benefits of Publishing Open Access).