Cyberharassment and cyberbullying: individual and institutional perspectives

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/344602
Title:
Cyberharassment and cyberbullying: individual and institutional perspectives
Authors:
Dobocan, Georgiana Alexandra
Abstract:
Research on finding a relationship between institutional policy and the proliferation of cyberstalking, cyberharassment and cyberbullying in young adults, is limited. A National Institute of Justice (1998) study on a 4,446 USA student sample reveals that stalking on university campuses has a different profile than stalking nationally because of the nature of their mate-seeking age, proximity of the perpetrator to its victim and the facile way of accessing personal information. For this study, data from an undergraduate sample was gathered. Data suggests that online communication is ambiguous and there is a need for online norms, to which young people can adhere. Participants were generally not aware that the university had a policy on acceptable use of network. Moreover, participants were sensitive to being harassed and while being aware of how they were affected by the online behaviour of others, there was less certainty of the effects of their own behaviour.
Citation:
Dobocan, G.A. (2013) 'Cyberharassment and cyberbullying: individual and institutional perspectives'. MSc by Research thesis. University of Bedfordshire.
Publisher:
University of Bedfordshire
Issue Date:
Oct-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/344602
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Description:
A thesis submitted to the University of Bedfordshire, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of MSc by Research.
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Masters e-theses

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dc.contributor.authorDobocan, Georgiana Alexandraen
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-20T12:14:53Zen
dc.date.available2015-02-20T12:14:53Zen
dc.date.issued2013-10en
dc.identifier.citationDobocan, G.A. (2013) 'Cyberharassment and cyberbullying: individual and institutional perspectives'. MSc by Research thesis. University of Bedfordshire.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/344602en
dc.descriptionA thesis submitted to the University of Bedfordshire, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of MSc by Research.en
dc.description.abstractResearch on finding a relationship between institutional policy and the proliferation of cyberstalking, cyberharassment and cyberbullying in young adults, is limited. A National Institute of Justice (1998) study on a 4,446 USA student sample reveals that stalking on university campuses has a different profile than stalking nationally because of the nature of their mate-seeking age, proximity of the perpetrator to its victim and the facile way of accessing personal information. For this study, data from an undergraduate sample was gathered. Data suggests that online communication is ambiguous and there is a need for online norms, to which young people can adhere. Participants were generally not aware that the university had a policy on acceptable use of network. Moreover, participants were sensitive to being harassed and while being aware of how they were affected by the online behaviour of others, there was less certainty of the effects of their own behaviour.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.subjectN690 Human Resources not elsewhere classifieden
dc.subjectcyberstalkingen
dc.subjectcyberharassmenten
dc.subjectcyberbullyingen
dc.subjectharassmenten
dc.subjectbullyingen
dc.subjectstudent behaviouren
dc.titleCyberharassment and cyberbullying: individual and institutional perspectivesen
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationnamePhDen_GB
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters Degreeen
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Bedfordshireen
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