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Digest of Education Statistics: 2016
Digest of Education Statistics: 2016

NCES 2017-094
February 2018


Table 230.52. Among students ages 12-18 who reported being bullied at school during the school year, percentage reporting that bullying had varying degrees of negative effect on various aspects of their life, by aspect of life affected and selected student and school characteristics: 2015
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Degree of negative effect and
student or school characteristic
School work Relationships with
friends or family
Feeling about
oneself
Physical health
1 2 3 4 5
Percentage distribution of bullied students,
      by degree of negative effect reported
                       
Total 100.0   (†) 100.0   (†) 100.0   (†) 100.0   (†)
Not at all 64.6   (2.36) 73.6   (2.30) 65.8   (2.43) 82.1   (2.04)
Not very much 21.7   (1.93) 12.1   (1.81) 14.9   (2.07) 8.9   (1.67)
Somewhat 8.7   (1.37) 10.2   (1.52) 11.8   (1.63) 6.8   (1.04)
A lot 5.0   (1.04) 4.1   (0.88) 7.4   (1.34) 2.2   (0.66)
                         
Percent of bullied students reporting
      somewhat or a lot of negative effect
                       
Total 13.7   (1.75) 14.2   (1.79) 19.3   (1.91) 9.1   (1.28)
                         
Sex                        
Male 12.6   (2.62) 12.1   (2.62) 16.0   (3.01) 7.5   (1.85)
Female 14.7   (2.29) 16.0   (2.15) 22.0   (2.70) 10.4   (1.87)
                         
Race/ethnicity1                        
White 11.5   (2.16) 15.9   (2.58) 18.9   (2.72) 9.4   (1.89)
Black 17.7 ! (5.88) 14.1 ! (4.79) 25.4   (5.60) 6.2 ! (2.91)
Hispanic 13.9   (3.01) 7.1 ! (2.58) 14.2   (3.61) 10.3   (3.05)
Asian   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Other   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
                         
Grade                        
6th to 8th 16.4   (2.70) 14.2   (2.57) 25.9   (3.03) 9.9   (1.99)
9th to 12th 11.3   (2.08) 14.2   (2.45) 13.1   (2.39) 8.3   (1.72)
                         
Urbanicity2                        
Urban 21.3   (3.75) 15.9   (3.19) 23.7   (3.35) 10.0   (2.33)
Suburban 10.9   (1.98) 13.1   (2.42) 19.3   (2.58) 8.9   (1.61)
Rural 7.9 ! (3.40) 14.9 ! (5.07) 8.7 ! (3.79) 7.6 ! (3.52)
                         
Control of school                        
Public 13.8   (1.79) 14.3   (1.86) 19.8   (2.00) 8.6   (1.25)
Private   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
†Not applicable.
!Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
‡Reporting standards not met. Either there are too few cases for a reliable estimate or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
1 Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. "Other" includes American Indians/Alaska Natives, Pacific Islanders, and persons of Two or more races.
2 Refers to the Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) status of the respondent’s household as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. Categories include "central city of an MSA (Urban)," "in MSA but not in central city (Suburban)," and "not MSA (Rural)."
NOTE: "At school" includes in the school building, on school property, on a school bus, and going to and from school. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey, 2015. (This table was prepared September 2016.)