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ERIC Number: EJ1158405
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Cyberbullying among Saudi's Higher-Education Students: Implications for Educators and Policymakers
Al-Zahrani, Abdulrahman M.
World Journal of Education, v5 n3 p15-26 2015
The aim of the current study was to investigate cyberbullying among Saudi's higher-education students. It also aimed to identify possible factors that may impact cyberbullying. A quantitative approach was implemented using an online survey questionnaire distributed to 287 students. The descriptive results indicated that students mainly avoid cyberbullying. However, about 27% of the students reported that they have committed cyberbullying at least once or twice. Furthermore, 57% of the students observed at least one student being cyberbullied. Students encounter cyberbullying usually by people whom they do not know and who contacted them over the Internet. In addition, students perceive cyberbullying as a serious issue. Thus, students seem to prefer asking cyberbullies to stop, but avoiding fighting back. Gender was found to impact on how often did students commit cyberbullying. Male students were involved in cyberbullying more than female students. In addition, single students more than married students encounter cyberbullying by people they know. Finally, students who access the Internet via personal devices observe cyberbullying more than those using shared devices. Based on this, implications were analyzed and suggested were proposed in relation to policy and practice.
Descriptors: Bullying, Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Statistical Analysis, Questionnaires, Internet, Higher Education, College Students, Student Surveys, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Computer Mediated Communication, Gender Differences, Multivariate Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia