Over and above gender differences in cyberbullying: relationship of gender typicality to cyber victimization and perpetration in adolescents

Emma F. Jackson*, Kay Bussey, Nora Trompeter

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Abstract

The present study used a unique measure of self-perceived gender typicality to better examine the association of gender with cyber victimization and perpetration. Participants were 297 adolescent males and females recruited from independent schools in grade 8 (Mage = 13.8) and grade 10 (Mage = 15.8) who completed a self-report survey. Multiple regression analyses revealed that only for males, high other-gender typicality and low same-gender typicality were associated with high cyber victimization, but when same-gender typicality was high there was no association. Independent associations of same- and other-gender typicality with cyber perpetration were present only for males. Findings highlight that the importance of considering same- and other-gender typicality for adolescent boys’ engagement in cyberbullying.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)623–635
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of School Violence
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • gender differences
  • gender typicality
  • cyberbullying
  • adolescence
  • victimization
  • perpetrators

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