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ERIC Number: EJ990744
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1546-2781
Cyberbullying: A Research-Based Content Analysis of the Psychological Literature
Piotrowski, Chris
Alabama Counseling Association Journal, v38 n1 p13-19 Fall 2012
Research on the topic of cyber-bullying has proliferated over the past decade, particularly on its impact on children through adolescents. Thus, it would be of interest to examine the scope and extent of research interest on the topic in scholarly publications. This paper reports on a reference citation analysis of the database PsycINFO, using the term cyberbullying in a keyword search. In rank order, the major foci of the research involved the issues of intervention or treatment, profile of offenders, comparisons to traditional bullying, legal implications, risk factors, social dynamics, gender, prevalence, and measurement issues. In addition, the following journals were the top publication outlets for cyber-bullying research: "Journal of Psychology," "CyberPsychology & Behavior," "Journal of Adolescent Health," "Journal of School Violence," "Psychology in the Schools," "School Psychology International," and "Preventing School Failure." (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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