Here is the research we’ve found on cyberbullying in Nigeria, with the most recent first. Please email us if you have any articles to add with the details ordered in the same format as the others.


Author(s): Olumide, A. O., Adams, P., & Amodu, O. K.

Year: 2015

Title: Prevalence and correlates of the perpetration of cyberbullying among in-school adolescents in Oyo State, Nigeria

Journal: International journal of adolescent medicine and health

URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/ijamh.ahead-of-print/ijamh-2015-0009/ijamh-2015-0009.xml

Abstract: Cyberharassment/cyberbullying is a global problem that has been inadequately investigated in developing countries. In this paper, we present findings on the prevalence and predictors of perpetration of cyberbullying among in-school adolescents in Oyo state, Nigeria. A total of 653 students were selected via multi-stage sampling. Information on history of perpetrating harassment via an electronic medium in the 3-month period preceding the survey was obtained. Respondents’ mean age was 14.2±2.2 years and 51.3% were females. All respondents had personal mobile phones and about half had Internet access. About 40% accessed the Internet every day while about 48% accessed it at least once to several times a week and <5% accessed it about once every 2 weeks. One hundred and fifty-six (23.9%) had harassed someone electronically, 260 (39.8%) had been victimized, and 137 (21.0%) were both victims and perpetrators. Common modes of harassment were via phone calls 99 (63.5%), chat rooms 70 (44.9%), and text messages 60 (38.5%). Students who had been victims of cyberbullying (OR=21.76, 95% CI=12.64-37.47) and those with daily Internet access (OR=2.32, 95% CI=1.28-4.19) had significantly higher Oods of being perpetrators. About a quarter of students were perpetrators of cyberbullying, and the correlates of perpetration were history of cyber victimization and daily Internet access. Intervention programs must be instituted for victims as well as frequent users of the Internet to curb the problem in the study area.

Citation: Olumide, A. O., Adams, P., & Amodu, O. K. (2015). Prevalence and correlates of the perpetration of cyberbullying among in-school adolescents in Oyo State, Nigeria. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health.


Author(s): Okoiye, O. E., Anayochi, N. N., & Onah, A. T.

Year: 2015

Title: Moderating Effect of Cyber Bullying on the Psychological Well-Being of In-School Adolescents in Benin Edo State Nigeria.

Journal: European Journal of Sustainable Development

URL: http://ojs.ecsdev.org/index.php/ejsd/article/viewFile/224/215

Abstract: This study adopted a descriptive survey research design of ex-post factor type to determine the moderating effect of cyber bullying on the psychological well-being of in-school adolescents in Benin Edo State, Nigeria. Simple random sampling technique was used to select 300 in-school adolescents from fifteen randomly selected secondary schools. Data were analysed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation and Multiple Regression. The measures of association between the variables (self-esteem, self-concept, self-efficacy and cyber bullying) identified in the study revealed a significant relationship. The study produced an F-Ratio which implies the consequence of cyber bullying which has impact on in-school adolescent’s self-esteem, selfconcept and self-efficacy. Also, self-esteem correlates with cyber bullying of-in school adolescents. Likewise, self-concept correlates significantly with cyber bullying of in-school adolescents. Furthermore, self-efficacy correlates significantly with cyber bullying of in-school adolescents. Therefore, it is recommended that adolescents should be taught moral instructions in school as it would help them to be of good character and develop the ability to negotiate relationships positively in the society.

Citation: Okoiye, O. E., Anayochi, N. N., & Onah, A. T. (2015). Moderating Effect of Cyber Bullying on the Psychological Well-Being of In-School Adolescents in Benin Edo State Nigeria. European Journal of Sustainable Development, 4(1), 109.