Cyberbullying Research: New Perspectives and Alternative Methodologies. Introduction to the Special Issue
Article first published online: 27 DEC 2012
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology
Special Issue: Cyberbullying research: new perspectives and alternative methodologies
Volume 23, Issue 1, pages 1–6, January/February 2013
How to Cite
Dehue, F. (2013), Cyberbullying Research: New Perspectives and Alternative Methodologies. Introduction to the Special Issue. J. Community. Appl. Soc. Psychol., 23: 1–6. doi: 10.1002/casp.2139
- Issue published online: 27 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 27 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Received: 31 OCT 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 31 OCT 2012
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In this introduction, the definition of cyberbullying will be discussed, instruments to measure cyberbullying will be described, and the state of the art of research on cyberbullying will presented. To date, most studies of cyberbullying investigate demographic factors such as the prevalence of bullying and being victimized, gender, age, and negative outcomes. Some studies investigate responses to cyberbullying, but most of them are limited to technological solutions and informing adults. Hardly any attention is paid to the underlying social psychological mechanisms in relation to antisocial behaviour in online communities and to the role of peer groups. Moreover, most studies are cross-sectional self-reports. The present special issue aims to fill these gaps by presenting studies which are focused on alternative topics using alternative methodologies. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.