Bullying victimization in young females with fragile-x-syndrome

Lorena Joga-Elvira*, Carlos Jacas, María Luisa Joga, Ana Roche-Martínez, Carme Brun-Gasca

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to investigate the risk associated with girls with fragile X syndrome (FXS) suffering bullying in the role of a victim and its effects on their adaptive behavior, socialization style, and emotional state. A neuropsychological assessment was carried out on a sample of 40 participants (26 FXS positive and 14 control group) using the following instruments: WISC-V, SENA, BAS-2, ABAS-II. The results show that the group of girls with FXS presented higher ratios of lack of social support and isolation from classmates. This finding suggests that problems with social interaction and communication in the group of girls with FXS could lead to difficulties in interpreting social signals and identifying situations of bullying correctly, placing them in a very vulnerable situation.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number1069
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalGenes
Volume11
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2020

Keywords

  • Behavior
  • Bullying
  • Fragile X syndrome
  • Young females

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