Authors : Steffi Johnson, Vaibhav Misra, Ashish Yadav, Sonal Attri, Deepanshi Yadav, kshetrimayum Martina
Volume : 8
Issue : 2
Year : 2022
Page No : 104-112
Objective: To compare the incidence of bullying and psychological trauma caused due to it in relation with malocclusion in private and public school students of East Delhi.
Materials and Methods: A prospective cross-sectional and comparative study was conducted in two educational institutions, one public and one private; the sample consisted of 2037 schoolchildren between VI grade and XII grade. To diagnose bullying, relevant questionnaires from previously validated questionnaire was chosen. The comparison between private and public school students with and without experience of bullying was evaluated with the Chi Square statistical test.
Results: Statistically significant differences in the amount of bullying (p<0>
Conclusion: A higher incidence of bullying and psychological trauma in relation to malocclusion was seen in public school students when compared with private school students.
Keywords: Malocclusion, Crosssectional studies, Adolescent, Bullying, Psychological trauma