publication . Article . 2015

Cyberbullying: The hidden side of college students

Martins, Maria José D.; Francisco, Sofia Mateus; Simão, Ana Margarida Veiga; Ferreira, Paula Costa;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to investigate how university students perceive their involvement in the cyberbullying phenomenon, and its impact on their well-being. Thus, this study presents a preliminary approach of how college students’ perceived involvement in acts of cyberbullying can be measured. Firstly, Exploratory Factor Analysis (N = 349) revealed a unidimensional structure of the four scales included in the Cyberbullying Inventory for College Students. Then, Item Response Theory (N = 170) was used to analyze the unidimensionality of each scale and the interactions between participants and items. Results revealed good item reliability ...
Subjects
free text keywords: cyberbullying, Coping strategies, College students, Help sources, Reporting
Funded by
FCT| PTDC/CPE-CED/108563/2008
Project
PTDC/CPE-CED/108563/2008
Cyberbullying - a diagnosis of the situation in Portugal
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: 108563
  • Funding stream: 5876-PPCDTI
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