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ERIC Number: EJ913941
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-8756-3894
An Exploratory Study of Cyberbullying with Undergraduate University Students
Walker, Carol M.; Sockman, Beth Rajan; Koehn, Steven
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v55 n2 p31-38 Mar 2011
Understanding the covert events surrounding the undergraduate students' experience is essential to educators' and counselors' involvement in their success. Research into bullying behaviors has documented victims' feelings of anger, sadness and poor concentration. Affordable technologies have propagated this concern into cyberspace. This exploratory study evaluated the instances of cyberbullying experienced by undergraduate students. Additionally, the forms of technology utilized in cyberbullying were queried. A 27-item survey was distributed to 120 undergraduate students in social science, technology and education departments. The majority of all respondents (54%) and 100% of male respondents indicated they knew someone who had been cyberbullied. The perpetrators primarily used cell phones, Facebook and instant messaging. The study results provide legitimate concerns regarding the undergraduate students' exposure to cyberbullying and numerous areas for future research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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