Bullying in Adolescents Practising Sport: A Structural Model Approach
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AuthorOrtiz Marcos, José Manuel; Lendínez Turón, Ana; Solano Sánchez, Miguel Ángel; Tomé Fernández, María
Bullying victimBullying aggressorAdolescentsSportStructural model
Ortiz-Marcos, J.M... [et al.]. Bullying in Adolescents Practising Sport: A Structural Model Approach. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 13438. [https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph192013438]
This article aims to analyse the relationship between the bullying aggressor and bullying victim profile related to practising or not practising sport in adolescents living in southern Spain. The research includes male and female participants aged between 12 and 16 years in different secondary schools in the provinces of Andalusia, Ceuta and Melilla in the period between February 2022 and June 2022. The study aims to extend the existing scientific, theoretical and empirical knowledge on the influence of playing sport or not on disruptive bullying attitudes in adolescents. To this end, two initial hypotheses were designed; the first hypothesises that bullying victim behaviours are associated with future bullying aggressor behaviours when practising sport; and the second states that victim behaviours are associated with future bullying aggressor behaviours when not practising sport. To verify them, SPSS software was used for the preliminary analysis of the scale and sociodemographic profile. Additionally, the study is based on structural equation modelling methodology and variance-based methods employing SmartPLS v3.3 software. The results show the importance of sport or physical activity to reduce the chances of carrying out bullying actions on other peers and/or classmates. Therefore, it is considered necessary to prevent bullying in the classroom by implementing sports intervention programmes in educational centres.