Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy - School Psychology
Dr. Nina Ellis-Hervey
Dr. Ginger Kelso
Dr. Robbie Steward
Dr. Luis Aguerrevere
Dr. Yuleinys Castillo
Cyberbullying is commonly defined as a deliberate and aggressive act that is committed using an electronic form of contact. It has been linked to negative emotional and mental well-being along with incidents of suicide. The current study looks at the prevalence rates of cyberbullying among college aged adults. It uses a survey method design to examine the correlation of cyberbullying with gender, age, race, socioeconomic status, self-esteem, and locus of control. The results indicated a relatively high report of cyberbullying incidents when compared to previous studies. A significant difference was obtained when cyberbullying incidents were evaluated based on the participant’s gender. A significant positive correlation was also found between cyberbullying victimization and high self-esteem. In the current study the majority of respondents who reported incidents of cyberbullying victimization were aware of the identity of their perpetrator.
Poole, Sonya P., "The Experience of Victimization as the Result of Cyberbullying Among College Students: A study of Demographics, Self-Esteem, and Locus of Control" (2017). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 115.
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