Title
Divergent perspectives : exploring a multiple informant approach to cyberbullying victimization and perpetration Divergent perspectives : exploring a multiple informant approach to cyberbullying victimization and perpetration
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Communication Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Amsterdam ,
Subject
Law
Source (journal)
European journal on criminal policy and research. - Amsterdam, 1993, currens
Volume/pages
22(2016) :2 , p. 235-251
ISSN
0928-1371
ISI
000376687200003
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
The present research adopts a multiple informant approach to identify victims and perpetrators of cyberbullying. Similar approaches have been successfully applied in the field of traditional bullying, and they are highly relevant for studying cyberbullying as well. Three informants can provide key perspectives on cyberbullying incidents: victims, perpetrators, and bystanders. To collect data on these actors, all eighth-grade students in 11 secondary schools were invited to participate in a survey. In total 1458 respondents completed peer-nomination questions on cyberbullying involvement. The results indicated that the prevalence of cyberbullying varied depending on the type of informants that was consulted. In addition, limited overlap was observed between the reports of different informants, resulting in different profiles of victims and perpetrators, depending on the informants that identified them. In sum, different informants tended to have divergent views on cyberbullying, which has important implications. It warrants accurate reporting and critical reflection on the sources of data in cyberbullying research. Moreover, it demonstrates the need to study a more diverse set of informants to advance the understanding of cyberbullying and to enhance prevention efforts.
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