publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Cyberbullying: The hidden side of college students

Ana Veiga Simão; Ana Veiga Simão; Ana Veiga Simão; Ana Veiga Simão; Paula Ferreira;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Feb 2015
  • Publisher: Elsevier
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 and Cronbach's α f...
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free text keywords: cyberbullying, Reporting, College students, Coping strategies, Help sources, Coping (psychology), Human factors and ergonomics, Social psychology, Aggression, medicine.symptom, medicine, Suicide prevention, Poison control, Item response theory, Exploratory factor analysis, Cronbach's alpha, Psychology
Funded by
FCT| 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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