Student's experiences with traditional bullying and cyberbullying : findings from a Romanian sample

Tomşa, Raluca, Jenaro, Cristina, Campbell, Marilyn, & Neacşu, Denisa (2013) Student's experiences with traditional bullying and cyberbullying : findings from a Romanian sample. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 78, pp. 586-590.

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Abstract

The field of cyberbullying is relatively new and there is no universal consensus on its definition, measurement and intervention. Authors agree that bullying has entered into the digital domain and professionals require the skills to help identify and prevent these behaviours. Ninety two students were surveyed to determine their experience with different types of bullying behaviors (face-to-face, cyberbullying or both), as bully, victim or witness. Our objective was to explore the association between those types of bullying and anxiety. The results suggest a significant association between face-to-face bullying and anxiety. Similarly, there was significant association between experiencing both types of bullying and anxiety. Further studies are required with larger and more diverse samples in order to verify current findings and to test for additional associations.

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ID Code: 60867
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: cyberbullying, face-to-face bullying, anxiety, depression
DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.04.356
ISSN: 1877-0428
Subjects: 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 2013 Elsevier BV
Copyright Statement: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 78, 13 May 2013. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.04.356
Deposited On: 21 Jun 2013 00:28
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 04:50

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