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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Prevalence and correlates of cyberbullying perpetration : findings from a German representative student survey
Authors: Bergmann, Marie Christine
Baier, Dirk
DOI: 10.21256/zhaw-4953
Published in: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume(Issue): 15
Issue: 2
Page(s): 274
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher / Ed. Institution: MDPI
ISSN: 1660-4601
Language: German
Subject (DDC): 364: Criminology
Abstract: Based on a survey of 9512 ninth-grade students conducted in Lower Saxony in 2013, this paper examines the prevalence of cyberbullying perpetration and the correlates of this behavior. Binary logistic multilevel regression was used in order to analyze correlates of sexual and psychological cyberbully perpetration. In the preceding semester, 2.4% of the adolescents were perpetrators of psychological cyberbullying and 0.4% bullied someone online sexually. Low levels of empathy, frequent consumption of violent media, and being victims of aggressive online behaviors are correlated with the risk that a child will become a bully. Female adolescents are less likely than boys to engage in sexual cyberbullying perpetration, but they are more likely to engage in psychological cyberbullying perpetration. Only a small share of adolescents engage in sexual and psychological cyberbullying perpetration. Both behaviors differ in their correlates, however being a victim of aggressive online behaviors increase the risk for perpetration of both behaviors, respectively.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Departement: Social Work
Organisational Unit: Institute of Delinquency and Crime Prevention (IDK)
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