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An international study of cyber bullying perception and diffusion among adolescents

2011-02-07
Mura, Giulia
Topcu, Cigdem
Erdur Baker, Özgür
Diamantini, Davide
The present research aims to address the differences and similarities between the cyber bullying experiences of Italian and Turkish university students. In order to collect comparable data, a quantitative questionnaire has been created and submitted to a sample of 215 Italian (77 male, 138 female) and 122 Turkish (44 male, 76 female, 2 unknown) university students. Descriptive analysis was conducted to illustrate the pattern of information and communication technology (ICT) usage and cyber bullying/victimization experiences among Turkish and Italian university students. The results show similar overall trends in Internet use, cyber bullying and cyber victimization experiences of the two samples while in-depth analysis underline differences in specific behaviors.