3. Self-Esteem and Loneliness in Relation to Cyberbullying in Three European Countries

  1. Qing Li PhD, MA, MSc5,
  2. Donna Cross6 and
  3. Peter K. Smith BSc, PhD7
  1. Antonella Brighi1,
  2. Giannino Melotti1,
  3. Annalisa Guarini1,
  4. Maria Luisa Genta1,
  5. Rosario Ortega2,
  6. Joaquín Mora-Merchán3,
  7. Peter K. Smith BSc, PhD7 and
  8. Fran Thompson4

Published Online: 2 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119954484.ch3

Cyberbullying in the Global Playground: Research from International Perspectives

Cyberbullying in the Global Playground: Research from International Perspectives

How to Cite

Brighi, A., Melotti, G., Guarini, A., Genta, M. L., Ortega, R., Mora-Merchán, J., Smith, P. K. and Thompson, F. (2012) Self-Esteem and Loneliness in Relation to Cyberbullying in Three European Countries, in Cyberbullying in the Global Playground: Research from International Perspectives (eds Q. Li, D. Cross and P. K. Smith), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119954484.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 5

    Towson University, USA

  2. 6

    Edith Cowan University, Australia

  3. 7

    Unit for School and Family Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Bologna, Italy

  2. 2

    University of Cordoba, Spain

  3. 3

    University of Seville, Spain

  4. 4

    University of London, UK

  5. 7

    Unit for School and Family Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 18 JAN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333763

Online ISBN: 9781119954484

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Keywords:

  • cyberbullying, three European countries;
  • Internet diffusion, ICT improper use;
  • virtual social interactions;
  • Europe, new forms of bullying;
  • attacking defenseless people;
  • target victims in “virtual world”;
  • social identity, bullying;
  • victims' loneliness, self-esteem;
  • loneliness, ambivalent A-Neg, A-Pos;
  • victimization, decrease in self-esteem

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Bullying in Traditional and Virtual Contexts

  • Loneliness and Self-Esteem in Victims

  • Aims of This Study

  • Method

  • Loneliness and Self-Esteem in Victims of Traditional Bullying

  • Discussion

  • References