Journal article

Longitudinal Predictors of Cyber and Traditional Bullying Perpetration in Australian Secondary School Students

Sheryl A Hemphill, Aneta Kotevski, Michelle Tollit, Rachel Smith, Todd I Herrenkohl, John W Toumbourou, Richard F Catalano

JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENT HEALTH | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2012

Abstract

PURPOSE: Cyberbullying perpetration (using communication technology to engage in bullying) is a recent phenomenon that has generated much concern. There are few prospective longitudinal studies of cyberbullying. The current article examines the individual, peer, family, and school risk factors for both cyber and traditional bullying (the latter is bullying that does not use technology) in adolescents. METHODS: This article draws on a rich data set from the International Youth Development Study, a longitudinal study of students in Victoria, Australia and Washington State, United States, which began in 2002. In this article, data from almost 700 Victorian students recruited in grade 5 are anal..

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Awarded by National Institute on Drug Abuse


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Awarded by EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT


Awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors are grateful for the financial support of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (R01-DA012140) for the International Youth Development Study initial data collection. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institute on Drug Abuse or the National Institute of Health. Continued data collection in Victoria, Australia, has been supported by two Australian Research Council Discovery Projects (DPO663371 and DPO877359). The authors appreciate and thank the project staff and participants for their valuable contribution to the project. Earlier preliminary versions of the analyses reported in this article have been presented at three different conferences: the 7th Annual Australian and New Zealand Adolescent Health Conference, the University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, November 5, 2008; workshop in April 2010 at the National Center Against Bullying conference entitled "Navigating the Maze: Cybersafety and wellbeing solutions for schools," Melbourne, Australia; and the Crime and Violence Across The Life Course conference (international symposium) in July 2010, Brisbane, Australia.