publication . Article . 2017

Examining the roles young people fulfill in five types of cyber bullying

Betts, LR; Gkimitzoudis, T; Spenser, KA; Baguley, T;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Nov 2017
  • Publisher: Sage
  • Country: United Kingdom
The roles that young people fulfil in face-to-face bullying have been well documented and there is some evidence that young people take on similar roles in cyber bullying. A person centred analytical approach was adopted to identify the roles that young people fulfil across five different types of cyber bullying assessed for up to nine media. Four hundred and forty (281 female and 154 male) 16- to 19-year-olds completed measures to assess their involvement in various types of cyber bullying and across the various media. Cluster analysis identified four distinct groups: "not involved", "rarely victim and bully", "typically victim", and "retaliator". Two thirds of...
free text keywords: Sociology and Political Science, Communication, Developmental and Educational Psychology, Social Psychology
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