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ERIC Number: EJ914610
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1175-9232
Text-Bullying among Early Adolescents
Raskauskas, Juliana
Kairaranga, v8 n1 p17-21 2007
Increased availability of cell-phones has provided new avenues through which adolescents can bully their peers. Text-bullying is an emerging form of bullying which may threaten the emotional well-being of early adolescents. In this study 565 early adolescents (10-13 years old) completed questionnaires regarding their experiences with bullying (text-message and traditional) and measures of depression and self-esteem. Findings were that: (a) 15% of early adolescents had been text-bullied in the current school year; (b) victims of text-bullying reported more depressive symptoms and lower self-esteem than non-victims, and (c) victims who experienced both traditional and text-bullying in the current school year report more depressive symptoms and lower self-esteem than those not involved or those who were bullied only at school. Text-bullying may add to negative outcomes suffered by victims of traditional forms of bullying. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand