Incidence of Cyberbullying Behaviour among Students of Tertiary Institutions in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

Udeme Bright Sunday & Glory Ngon Neji


This study is carried out to survey the prevalence of cyberbullying behaviour among tertiary institution students in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. To achieve the purpose, two research questions were raised and one null hypothesis was formulated to guide the study. The survey design was adopted for the study. A sample of 530 tertiary institution students was selected from a population of 67,092 through the use of purposive and accidental sampling techniques. It used Cyber-Bullying Assessment Questionnaire (C-BAQ) in data gathering. Descriptive statistic of percentage, mean, standard deviations and bar chart was used to analyze the students’ response on cyber bullying behaviour, while population t-test was used to test the null hypothesis. Results indicated that the level of cyber bullying was significantly high. It was recommended, among others, that social welfare agencies should devise means of implementing and consolidating effective cyber frameworks that will protect students from being harassed, and that counselling should be given to students on the need to desist from cyber trolling and trickery.

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