Degree Name

MA (Master of Arts)

Program

Criminal Justice and Criminology

Date of Award

8-2015

Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Nicole Prior

Committee Members

Jennifer Pealer, Gregory Rocheleau

Abstract

Youth bullying is a common form of youth violence; and recently, this behavior has diverged into two forms: traditional bullying and cyberbullying. Bullying has typically occurred within the context of school; however, with the aid of electronic devices and the Internet, youth are now able to bully beyond the schoolyard. Cyberbullying is a transmutation of traditional bullying earmarked by anonymity, a lack of guardianship, and physical distance. Using data from the 2009-2010 Health Behaviors of School-aged Children survey, this study examines the relationship between traditional bullying perpetration and cyberbullying perpetration. Logistic regression analyses suggest a relationship exist between the two forms of bullying and the link appears to be verbal and relational aggression. Additionally, gender has been shown to play a role in bullying perpetration with males engaging in all types of bullying behavior at a higher frequency than females.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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