Examining the roles young people fulfil in five types of cyber bullying

Betts, L.R. ORCID: 0000-0002-6147-8089, Gkimitzoudis, T., Spenser, K.A. and Baguley, T. ORCID: 0000-0002-0477-2492, 2017. Examining the roles young people fulfil in five types of cyber bullying. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 34 (7), pp. 1080-1098. ISSN 0265-4075

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Abstract

The roles that young people fulfil in face-to-face bullying have been well documented and there is some evidence that young people take on similar roles in cyber bullying. A person centred analytical approach was adopted to identify the roles that young people fulfil across five different types of cyber bullying assessed for up to nine media. Four hundred and forty (281 female and 154 male) 16- to 19-year-olds completed measures to assess their involvement in various types of cyber bullying and across the various media. Cluster analysis identified four distinct groups: "not involved", "rarely victim and bully", "typically victim", and "retaliator". Two thirds of the sample reported some involvement in cyber bullying. Distinct patterns emerged for each group according to the type of cyber bullying. The lack of a clear bully group and the presence of the retaliator group strengthens the growing evidence base that young people may cyber bully others as a mechanism of retaliation when they are the victim of cyber bullying.

Item Type: Journal article
Alternative Title: Roles in cyber bullying [running head]
Publication Title: Journal of Social and Personal Relationships
Creators: Betts, L.R., Gkimitzoudis, T., Spenser, K.A. and Baguley, T.
Publisher: Sage
Date: 1 November 2017
Volume: 34
Number: 7
ISSN: 0265-4075
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1177/0265407516668585DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 13 Sep 2016 08:42
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2017 12:42
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/28466

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