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Cyberbullying and self-esteem.
J Sch Health 2010; 80(12):614-21; quiz 622-4JS

Abstract

BACKGROUND

This article examines the relationship between middle school students' experience with cyberbullying and their level of self-esteem. Previous research on traditional bullying among adolescents has found a relatively consistent link between victimization and lower self-esteem, while finding an inconsistent relationship between offending and lower self-esteem. It is therefore important to extend this body of research by determining how bullying augmented through the use of technology (such as computers and cell phones) is linked to differing levels of self-esteem.

METHODS

During March and April 2007, a random sample of 1963 middle school students (mean age 12.6) from 30 schools in one of the largest school districts in the United States completed a self-report survey of Internet use and cyberbullying experiences.

RESULTS

This work found that students who experienced cyberbullying, both as a victim and an offender, had significantly lower self-esteem than those who had little or no experience with cyberbullying.

CONCLUSIONS

A moderate and statistically significant relationship exists between low self-esteem and experiences with cyberbullying. As such, bullying prevention programs incorporated in school curricula should also include substantive instruction on cyberbullying. Moreover, educators need to intervene in cyberbullying incidents, as failure to do so may impact the ability of students to be successful at school.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 105 Garfield Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004, USA. patchinj@uwec.eduNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21087257

Citation

Patchin, Justin W., and Sameer Hinduja. "Cyberbullying and Self-esteem." The Journal of School Health, vol. 80, no. 12, 2010, pp. 614-21; quiz 622-4.
Patchin JW, Hinduja S. Cyberbullying and self-esteem. J Sch Health. 2010;80(12):614-21; quiz 622-4.
Patchin, J. W., & Hinduja, S. (2010). Cyberbullying and self-esteem. The Journal of School Health, 80(12), pp. 614-21; quiz 622-4. doi:10.1111/j.1746-1561.2010.00548.x.
Patchin JW, Hinduja S. Cyberbullying and Self-esteem. J Sch Health. 2010;80(12):614-21; quiz 622-4. PubMed PMID: 21087257.
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