Wolfgang Melzer

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BACKGROUND Bullying as a subform of aggressive behaviour has not received much attention as a specific risk behaviour in adolescence. Especially the adverse health effects in relation to bullying have been barely discussed in Germany. The objective of this study is to present age- and gender-specific prevalences in bullying and to analyse the association(More)
The aim of the HBSC-Study is to collect data on the physical and mental health and health behaviour of children and adolescents and to gain a deeper insight into their situation and the specific environment they grow up in. The HBSC-study is an international school-based cross-sectional survey conducted in collaboration with the World Health Organization(More)
The "Forschungsgruppe Schulevaluation" (Research Group for School Evaluation, Technical University of Dresden) conducted several empirical investigations which led to rich knowledge concerning the amount of violence in schools, the different forms of violence, roles that actors of and sufferers from violent action play and the causes for violence. Besides(More)
The purpose of this study was to undertake an assessment and differentiated examination of the development of bullying and violence in schools between 2002 and 2010 in Germany.We examined the national German data of Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study in 2002, 2006 and 2010. A paper-pencil questionnaire was distributed to a representative(More)
This study aims to analyse the time trends of several conditions of the school environment (satisfaction with school, school demands, quality of instruction, classmate support) in Germany that are known to affect the health of pupils.We used the national German data of the Health-Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) studies conducted in the years 2002,(More)
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