Heterosexual and nonheterosexual young university students’ involvement in traditional and cyber forms of bullying
Wensley, Katherine & Campbell, Marilyn A. (2012) Heterosexual and nonheterosexual young university students’ involvement in traditional and cyber forms of bullying. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 15(12), pp. 649-654.
Research has consistently found that school students who do not identify as self-declared completely heterosexual are at increased risk of victimization by bullying from peers. This study examined heterosexual and nonheterosexual university students’ involvement in both traditional and cyber forms of bullying, as either bullies or victims. Five hundred twenty-eight first-year university students (M= 19.52 years old) were surveyed about their sexual orientation and their bullying experiences over the previous 12 months. The results showed that nonheterosexual young people reported higher levels of involvement in traditional bullying, both as victims and perpetrators, in comparison to heterosexual students. In contrast, cyberbullying trends were generally found to be similar for heterosexual and nonheterosexual young people. Gender differences were also found. The implications of these results are discussed in terms of intervention and prevention of the victimization of nonheterosexual university students.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Non-Heterosexual, Heterosexual, Bullying, Cyberbullying, University students, HERN|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Counselling (130305)
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.|
|Copyright Statement:||This is a copy of an article published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking © 2012 [copyright Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.]; Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking is available online at: http://online.liebertpub.com.|
|Deposited On:||10 Sep 2012 22:34|
|Last Modified:||19 Oct 2015 15:27|
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