Cyberbullying in the Global Playground: Research from by Qing Li, Donna Cross, Peter K. Smith

By Qing Li, Donna Cross, Peter K. Smith

Cyberbullying within the international Playground provides the 1st worldwide, in-depth research of the rising phenomenon of cyberbullying.

  • Offers the 1st thorough comparative account of contemporary study into the rising global phenomenon of cyberbullying
  • Provides a global viewpoint at the occurrence and nature of cyberbullying
  • Presents fresh authoritative examine inside a serious viewpoint, drawing out theoretical and useful implications for coverage and practice
  • May be used to assist layout intervention, overview, and coverage concepts for potent efforts to strive against the overseas phenomenon of cyberbullying

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2 confirm the hypothesis and suggest that the reduced version of LLCA adopted in our study is a valid instrument for measuring loneliness. com). A set of descriptive analyses and nonparametric analyses were used (Kruskall–Wallis), in order to deal with the non- normality of the distribution. Then we ran ANOVA analyses which confirmed the results obtained by nonparametric tests; for reasons of clarity we present here the ANOVA results, since the output is easier to interpret, dealing with mean value and not with ranks.

We ran an exploratory factor analysis (EFA) on the remaining items with the method of maximum likelihood with direct oblimin rotation, hypothesizing that it would yield five factors concerning self-esteem in the body, in school, in family, in sports activities, and in peer relationships. 1. In order to test the hierarchic model of self-esteem as proposed by DuBois et al. (1996), a linear regression analysis was conducted with global self-esteem as the dependent variable and with self-esteem in body, school, family, sport, and peers as predictors.

Moreover, it is necessary to consider the possible outcomes on self-esteem and loneliness of different forms of bullying, taking account of whether there is an attack to self reputation. In some cyber-attacks the bullying action is not “confined” to the person who perpetrates bullying and the victim, but is intentionally extended to a worldwide arena (for example, when an embarrassing video is posted on YouTube). Aims of This Study The study reported here is part of an international project devised to investigate new forms of bullying across Europe, with the partnership of four countries (University of Bologna, Italy; Goldsmiths College, London, UK; University of Cordoba, Spain; and University of Turku, Finland) and one non-EU country (University of Tuzla, Bosnia).

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