Screening do cyberbullying entre os adolescentes galegosAnálise descritiva e variables asociadas

  1. Pichel, Rafael
Supervised by:
  1. Antonio Rial Boubeta Director
  2. Jesús Varela Mallou Director

Defence university: Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Fecha de defensa: 17 November 2022

  1. Yolanda Rodríguez Castro Chair
  2. Jesús Rodríguez Rodríguez Secretary
  3. Patricia Gómez Salgado Committee member

Type: Thesis


All forms of school violence undermine children's rights to education, health, and their own well-being. School bullying refers to a particularly serious manifestation of peer violence in the educational environment, which affects a significant proportion of children around the world. The widespread use of the Internet and the Information and Communication Technologies, has contributed to increasing the problem, leading to a leap of the traditional face-to-face harassment and victimization behaviours to the digital environment, giving rise to the emergence of a new phenomenon commonly known as cyberbullying. Despite the increased social concern in recent years linked to this problem, the scientific approach remains mired in numerous conceptual and operational controversies. Consequently, we find a great variability in the rates of cyberbullying reported in the literature, as well as numerous inconsistencies that hinder the understanding of the phenomenon and ultimately hinder preventive efforts. The aim of this dissertation is to carry out an evaluation of the phenomenon of cyberbullying among the Galician students. The compendium of papers presented here, aims to: (1) provide estimated data on the true magnitude of cyberbullying in the Galician community, through the use of contrasted and scientifically supported screening tools; (2) obtain empirical evidence to advance in the understanding of this new phenomenon, with the descriptive analysis of the possible associated variables, and (3) to study the relationship between school bullying and cyberbullying. We hope that the findings obtained in this work can contribute not only to improve the understanding of the phenomenon, but also to the development of effective prevention programmes to help guide future actions to combat cyberbullying in digital environments.