Student's experiences with traditional bullying and cyberbullying: Findings from a Romanian sample
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Tomsa, R., Jenaro, C., Campbell, M., and Neacsu, D. (2013). Student's Experiences with Traditional Bullying and Cyberbullying: Findings from a Romanian Sample. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 78, 586-590. doi: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.04.356
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The field of cyberbullying is relatively new and there is no universal consensus on its definition, measurement and intervention. Authors agree that bullying has entered into the digital domain and professionals require the skills to help identify and prevent these behaviours. Ninety two students were surveyed to determine their experience with different types of bullying behaviors (face-to-face, cyberbullying or both), as bully, victim or witness. Our objective was to explore the association between those types of bullying and anxiety . The results suggest a significant association between face-to-face bullying and anxiety. Similarly, there was significant association between experiencing both types of bullying and anxiety. Further studies are required with larger and more diverse samples in order to verify current fidings and to test for additional associations.