Latinx bullying and depression in children and youth: A systematic review

Karen Lutrick, Robert Clark, Velia Leybas Nuño, Sheri Bauman, Scott Carvajal

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Background: Bullying is associated with negative health outcomes such as depression. Most studies target non-Latinxs, though they often experience higher rates of bullying and depression. This review examines the inclusion of Latinxs in studies of bullying and depression and factors unique to them. Methods: Databases were searched for articles related to bullying and depression. Two reviewers found 957 publications and identified 17 for inclusion. Results: All 17 studies demonstrated a relationship between bullying and depression. Nine examined variables unique to Latinxs. Conclusions: Studies that included variables unique to Latinxs found a stronger relationship between bullying and depression. Inclusive measures and design are key to understanding and reducing the consequences of bullying in this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number126
JournalSystematic reviews
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 3 2020


  • Adolescent health
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Latinx/Hispanic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)


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