Cyberbullying among College Students: A Look at Its Prevalence at a U.S. Catholic University

May A. Webber, Albert C. Ovedovitz


APA 6th edition
Webber, M.A., & Ovedovitz, A.C. (2015). Cyberbullying among College Students: A Look at Its Prevalence at a U.S. Catholic University. IJEM - International Journal of Educational Methodology, 4(2), 101-107. doi:10.12973/ijem.4.2.101

Harvard
Webber M.A., and Ovedovitz A.C. 2015 'Cyberbullying among College Students: A Look at Its Prevalence at a U.S. Catholic University', IJEM - International Journal of Educational Methodology , vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 101-107. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.12973/ijem.4.2.101

Chicago 16th edition
Webber, May A. and Ovedovitz, Albert C. . "Cyberbullying among College Students: A Look at Its Prevalence at a U.S. Catholic University". (2015)IJEM - International Journal of Educational Methodology 4, no. 2(2015): 101-107. doi:10.12973/ijem.4.2.101

Abstract

The intention of this study was to make a positive contribution to the scant literature on cyberbullying at the post-secondary level. Participants were 187 undergraduate students matriculated at a large U.S. Northeastern metropolitan Roman Catholic university. The focus of the study was on the prevalence of cyberbullying victimization and perpetration at the university. Eight students (4.3%) indicated that they were victims of cyberbullying at the university level; a total of 14 (7.5%) students acknowledged having participated in bullying at that level. A significant finding had to do with the comfort level of students in reporting cyberbullying. A comparison of the results of our study to those of the only other study of cyberbullying conducted at an institution of higher learning with the same religious affiliation revealed similar results.

Keywords: Cyberbullying, college students, catholic university.


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