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Hair cortisol as a biomarker of chronic stress in preadolescents: influence of school context and bullying

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dc.contributor.author Babarro, Izaro
dc.contributor.author Ibarluzea, Jesús
dc.contributor.author Theodorsson, Elvar
dc.contributor.author Fano, Eduardo
dc.contributor.author Lebeña, Andrea
dc.contributor.author Guxens Junyent, Mònica
dc.contributor.author Sunyer Deu, Jordi
dc.contributor.author Andiarena, Ainara
dc.date.accessioned 2022-11-22T07:14:40Z
dc.date.available 2022-11-22T07:14:40Z
dc.date.issued 2023
dc.identifier.citation Babarro I, Ibarluzea J, Theodorsson E, Fano E, Lebeña A, Guxens M, Sunyer J, Andiarena A. Hair cortisol as a biomarker of chronic stress in preadolescents: influence of school context and bullying. Child Neuropsychol. 2023 Jul;29(5):742-59. DOI: 10.1080/09297049.2022.2115991
dc.identifier.issn 0929-7049
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/54957
dc.description.abstract Bullying has been identified as the most common form of aggression and a major source of stress among children and adolescents. The main objective of this study was to analyze the association that school context in general and bullying in particular might have with hair cortisol concentration (HCC), examining the effect of executive function and sex on this association. The study included 659 11-year-old preadolescents from the cohorts of Gipuzkoa and Sabadell of the INMA (INfancia y Medio Ambiente-Children and Environment) project. We gathered information about school-related factors (bullying, school environment, problems with peers and academic performance) and executive function (risky decision-making). Hair samples were collected to measure cortisol concentrations and Structural Equation Modeling was used to examine associations between school-related factors, executive function and HCC. Results showed that being involved as a bully/victim was related to higher HCC and, higher HCC was associated with poorer executive function. This study may contribute to a better understanding of the consequences that chronic exposure to a stressful factors may have on preadolescents' health and developmental outcomes. Besides, our results are relevant for designing programs for prevention and intervention, which could modify individual physiological responses to stress and reduce the effects of stress on the health.
dc.description.sponsorship The work was supported by the Generalitat de Catalunya [2014 SGR 822,2009 SGR 501]; Instituto de Salud Carlos III [FIS-PI06/0867, FIS-PI13/02187, CB06/02/0041, CP13/00054, CP16/00128, CP18/0001, FIS-PI09/00090, FIS-PI18/011428, FIS-PI18/01237, PI041436, PI081151, PI12/01890, PI15/00118, PI16/00118, PI16/00261, PI17/01340, PI18/00547, PI2018059, Red INMA G03/176]; Centro de Excelencia Seero Ochoa [CEX2018-000806-S]; Diputación Foral de Gipuzkoa [DFG 89/17, DFG06/002, DFG08/001, DFG15/221]; Department of Health Basque Government [2005111093,2009111069,2013111089,2015111065,2018111086]; Spanish Ministry of Economy [SAF2012-32991]; EU Comission [261357,308333,603794,634453]
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis
dc.relation.ispartof Child Neuropsychol. 2023 Jul;29(5):742-59
dc.rights © 2022 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.title Hair cortisol as a biomarker of chronic stress in preadolescents: influence of school context and bullying
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09297049.2022.2115991
dc.subject.keyword Hair cortisol
dc.subject.keyword Bullying
dc.subject.keyword Executive function
dc.subject.keyword Preadolescents
dc.subject.keyword School context
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/3PN/SAF2012-32991
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