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Cyberbullying among Children in Japanese and American Middle Schools: An Exploration of Prevalence and Predictors

Abstract ABSTRACT Cyberbullying has emerged as one of educators' and researchers' chief concerns as the use of computer mediated communication (CMC) has become ubiquitous among young people. Many undesirable outcomes have been identified as being linked to both traditional and cyberbullying, including depression,truancy, and suicide. America and Japan have both been identified as nations whose youth engage frequently in the use of CMC, and may be at a potentially higher risk to be involved in cyberbullying. Time spent using CMC has been linked to involvement in cyberbullying, and gender and age have, in turn, been linked to CMC use - these may play significant roles in determining who is at risk. In order to assess the effects of nationality... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Lerner, David Frederick (Author) / Nakagawa, Kathryn (Advisor) / Caterino, Linda (Advisor) / Ladd, Becky (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Educational Psychology / Asian Studies / America / bullying / cross cultural / cyberbullying / Factor analysis / Japan
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 164 pages
Language English
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Note M.A. Educational Psychology 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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