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ERIC Number: EJ1041100
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1381-2890
Teacher, Parent and Student Perceptions of the Motives of Cyberbullies
Compton, Louise; Campbell, Marilyn A.; Mergler, Amanda
Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, v17 n3 p383-400 Sep 2014
Understanding the motivation of students who cyberbully is important for both prevention and intervention efforts for this insidious form of bullying. This qualitative exploratory study used focus groups to examine the views of teachers, parents and students as to the motivation of students who cyberbully and who bully in other traditional forms. In addition, these groups were asked to explain their understanding of what defines bullying and cyberbullying. The results suggested that not only were there differences in definitions of cyberbullying and bullying between the three groups, but also that there were differences in perceptions of what motivates some youth to cyberbully. The implications of these results are discussed for both prevention and intervention strategies.
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Language: English
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