Date of Award

Spring 4-1-2016

Degree Type

Capstone

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

Department

Counselor Education

First Advisor

Rafael Outland

Abstract

Cyberbullying is bullying using electronic forms of contact, including the internet and cell phones. This quantitative study is a secondary analysis that explores the relationship between health-risk behaviors and cyberbullying among a Monroe County School District. High school students in the district were issued a local version of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Survey items related to cyberbullying, binge drinking, hours of sleep, marijuana use, and other health-risk behaviors were reviewed, and chi squared tests were run in order to determine if relationships between the health-risk behaviors and perpetration of cyberbullying exist in this district. Results indicate that a number of variables are related to the perpetration of cyberbullying and that further research must be done to determine causation and/or potential mediating variables.

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