Victimization by its very nature poses serious psychological harm to those who suffer from it. There are many ways one can end up victimized, including cyberbullying, which is bullying conducted via electronic mediums. This study analyzes the likelihood of being bullied and cyberbullying as well as detrimental effects on juveniles from lowered grades to suicides in extreme cases and will use strain theory to explain the correlation between cyberbullying and negative coping methods such as truancy. Using data from the 2013 National Crime Victimization Study's School Crime Supplement (n=9,552), findings suggest that bullying in general indeed has a profound effect on fear of school, grades, and truancy. However, while cyberbullying significantly influences avoidance of online activity and truancy, in other models, it pales in comparison to the impact of traditional bullying. Limitations to the study and implications for the future are also discussed.
|Advisor:||Stearns, Ami E.|
|Commitee:||Khey, Dave, Swanson, Rick|
|School:||University of Louisiana at Lafayette|
|School Location:||United States -- Louisiana|
|Source:||MAI 56/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Bullying, Cyberbullying, Social netowrk, Victimization|
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