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Friendship Quality and Gender Differences in Association With Cyberbullying Involvement and Psychological Well-Being

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This course is research oriented and some of the material is dense.
Effects of cyberbullying include a range of internalizing and externalizing problems for those involved. Research sometimes ignores social-ecological aspects of a child’s life that can potentially ‘buffer’ the negative psychological effects of such involvement. The study involving 12–16 year olds in Ireland focused on the role of friendship quality and gender in association with cyberbullying involvement and psychological well-being.

This course is based on the article, Friendship Quality and Gender Differences in Association With Cyberbullying Involvement and Psychological Well-Being created by Mairéad Foody, PhD, et al in July of 2019.

Publication Date:

Front Psychol. 2019; 10: 1723. Jul 2019

Course Material Authors

Mairéad Foody, PhD

Dr Mairéad Foody is a CAROLINE Marie Sklodowska-Curie Scholar based in the Anti-bullying Research and Resource Centre (ABC). She is managing editor of The Journal of Bullying Prevention and holds several awards for her research including the IRC Postdoctoral Fellowship, James Flaherty ICUF Scholarship and the EU DG Justice 2017 Action Grants . Her research interests include child mental health and all that it encompasses, including bullying, special educational needs and psychological interventions.

Lian McGuire, MSc

Lian McGuire MSc (Psych) is a Government of Ireland Post-Graduate Scholar in the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre. Lian completed her Master’s in Education, Aggression Studies, Distinction at Trinity College Dublin, and has been working in the Anti-Bullying Centre for over 20 years, as well as an administrator at the Trinity College Dublin. Her research interests include bullying in schools, higher education bullying, cyberbullying, parents and cyberbullying and workplace bullying.

Seffetullah Kuldas, PhD

Dr Seffetullah Kuldas is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre (ABC), Dublin City University. He is currently working on the BReAThE project about bullying experiences amongst Roma children in Ireland and Cyprus, which is co-funded by the Rights, Equality, and Citizenship Programme of the European Union. His research interests include race/ethnicity-based bullying/victimisation, academic resilience, the self, the unconscious mind, motivational factors, and cognitive loads. He published in the field of educational psychology, educational research, youth and adolescent, and basic and applied social psychology.

Course Creator


Hana Kuc is a Licensed Mental Heath counselor and a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor who has been working in the field for 13 years. In that time she has worked as a counselor, therapist, educator and director. Hana has specialized in working with clients on medication assisted treatment, who are in recovery from opiates, and are also diagnosed with a mental health disorder.

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Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for advanced levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the purpose of the study, research questions, and previous research regarding bullying and cyberbullying.

  2. Discuss the study design and the measures used.

  3. Summarize the results, strengths, limitations and future directions for cyberbullying and possible mitigating factors.

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