Students' perceptions of their own victimization: a youth voice perspective

Corby, Emma-Kate, Campbell, Marilyn, Spears, Barbara, Slee, Phillip, Butler, Des, and Kift, Sally (2016) Students' perceptions of their own victimization: a youth voice perspective. Journal of School Violence, 15 (3). pp. 322-342.

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This article investigates the perceptions of 156 students who were victims of both traditional and cyberbullying (117 female, 45 male), ages 10 to 17 years, as to which form of bullying was more hurtful. Overall, students perceived traditional victimization to be more hurtful than cyber victimization. Reasons identified in the data to explain the different perceptions of victims were categorized and found to relate to: the bully, the bystanders, the bullying incidents, the emotional impact on the victim, and the victim's ability to respond. The perceptions of these students challenge a number of suppositions presented in the literature that attempt to explain why cyberbullying is associated with more negative outcomes than traditional bullying. The implications for antibullying programs to address these issues are discussed.

Item ID: 45517
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1538-8239
Keywords: bullying, cyberbullying, victims, perceptions
Funders: Australian Research Council (ARC)
Projects and Grants: ARC Linkage Grant LP110200330
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2016 07:33
FoR Codes: 52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5201 Applied and developmental psychology > 520101 Child and adolescent development @ 70%
39 EDUCATION > 3999 Other Education > 399999 Other education not elsewhere classified @ 30%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences @ 100%
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