Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy - School Psychology


Human Services

First Advisor

Dr. Nina Ellis-Hervey

Second Advisor

Dr. Ginger Kelso

Third Advisor

Dr. Robbie Steward

Fourth Advisor

Dr. Luis Aguerrevere

Fifth Advisor

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.

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