Title

Millennials and facebook: Are men at greater risk of cyberbullying victimization than women?

RIS ID

125573

Publication Details

Peluchette, J. V., Karl, K., Wood, C. & Williams, J. (2018). Millennials and facebook: Are men at greater risk of cyberbullying victimization than women?. In M. W. Gerhardt & J. Van Eck. Peluchette (Eds.), Millennials: Trends, Characteristics, and Perspectives (pp. 147-176). New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Abstract

This study examines gender differences in the impact of risky social network site (SNS) practices on the likelihood of cyberbullying victimization among Millennial Facebook users. We surveyed students enrolled in business courses at three medium-sized universities; two located in the midwestern and southeastern parts of the United Sates and the other in the southeastern part of Australia. Results from 380 respondents show that males were significantly more likely than females to post indiscreet information and experience a greater number of incidences of cyberbullying. While cyberbullying victimization was significantly related to the number of friends that one has unfriended, there were no gender differences in the extent to which individuals unfriend others on Facebook. Regarding the source of cyberbullying, both genders were significantly more likely to experience cyberbullying from the opposite gender. However, males were significantly more likely than females to be cyberbullied by a classmate, co-worker, roommate, former university classmate, former romantic partner, or someone they did not know. Implications and suggestions for future research are provided.

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