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ERIC Number: ED567301
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 240
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3037-7500-0
Educators' Perspectives on Having Been Cyber Harassed: A Phenomenological Study
Davenport, Paula M.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Liberty University
The abuse of individuals through electronic means, typically of students by other students, has been researched extensively. The electronic abuse of other individuals through electronic means has received a dearth of research attention. The purpose of this qualitative transcendental phenomenological study was to explore, describe, and expand the knowledge base regarding the cyber harassment of adult educators by students or other adults. The study was conducted in three rural Georgia public school systems and gave voice to educators' cyber harassment experiences. Co-researchers were identified through a short electronic survey, and the experiences of consenting participants were documented through a focus group, individual interviews, and guided journal reflections. Results indicated that the educators are, in fact, experiencing cyber harassment, and it does have negative, lasting effects. Two overarching themes present throughout the data analysis included the verification and validation of the phenomenon of cyber harassment and the unpreparedness of north Georgia educators to deal with it. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia