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ERIC Number: EJ910792
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0272-4316
Cyberbullying in a Rural Intermediate School: An Exploratory Study
Bauman, Sheri
Journal of Early Adolescence, v30 n6 p803-833 Dec 2010
Students (N = 221) in an intermediate school (grades 5-8) in a rural area of the Southwestern United States completed a survey regarding their familiarity with technology and their experiences with cyberbullying during the school year. Initial evidence of survey reliability is presented. In the sample, 1.5% of participants were classified as cyberbullies only, 3% as cybervictims only, and 8.6% as cyberbully/victims. Grade and gender differences were investigated. The best predictor of cyberbullying in a regression equation was cybervictimization, and vice versa. Self-blaming attributions predicted emotional distress in response to a cyberbullying scenario; moral disengagement predicted acting out behaviors in response to the same scenario. Implications of the findings are discussed. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Intermediate Grades
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona