Battle of the sexes: An examination of male and female cyberbullying

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Cathy Marcum, Associate Professor and Curriculum Coordinator (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: Cyber bullying is defined as intentional, aggressive behavior toward another person that is performed through electronic means (i.e., computers, cell phones, PDAs) (Hinduja & Patchin 2007, 2008; Reekman & Cannard, 2009). In other words, it is behavior performed on the Internet that is intended to psychologically and emotionally harm someone. The present study will explore the differences in male and female cyber bullying in an undergraduate study, specifically in regard to posting gossip online with the intent to hurt others. The results indicate there are similar predictors of cyber bullying for the sexes, as well as unique predictors for male and female undergraduates.

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Marcum, C.D., Higgins, G.E., Freiburger, T.L., & Ricketts, M.L. (2012). Battle of the sexes: An examination of male and female cyberbullying. International Journal of Cyber Criminology, 6(1): 904-911. Published by the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice of the Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tamil Nadu India (ISSN: 0974-2891). Open access available at
Language: English
Date: 2012

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