Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorSpring, Mary
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-24T14:35:46Z
dc.date.available2014-03-24T14:35:46Z
dc.date.issued2014-03-24
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/5277
dc.description.abstractBullying is a pervasive social issue that occurs in numerous contexts and is particularly recognized in populations that are easily targeted. Individuals who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Questioning (LGBQ) are at an increased risk of victimization. Using mixed methodology involving 40 participants (N= 20) LGBQ and (N = 20) non-LGBQ and 10 subsequent in-depth interviews, this study examined prevalence rates of (cyber)bullying on the basis of sexual orientation. Results indicate a high frequency of direct and indirect bullying of LGBQ as compared to non-LGBQ youth. Ten interviews revealed themes that precipitate victimization such as the lack of understanding of LGBQ issues, educational shortfalls, societal and stereotypical beliefs. Results highlight the importance and need of formal and informal support (i.e. peer and online support).en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectBullyingen_US
dc.subjectCyberbullyingen_US
dc.subjectSexual Orientation Victimizationen_US
dc.subjectSupporten_US
dc.subjectLGBQen_US
dc.titleBullying, cyberbullying & sexuality: “Everyone needs a good friend”en_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Child and Youth Studiesen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Child and Youth Studiesen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Social Sciencesen_US
dc.embargo.termsNoneen_US
refterms.dateFOA2021-08-02T01:52:52Z


Files in this item

Thumbnail
Name:
Brock_Spring_Mary_2014.pdf
Size:
1.131Mb
Format:
PDF

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record