School of Education
Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (EdD)
L. W. Nichols
Adolescents, Education, Competency Test, Digital Technology, Cyber-bullying, Cyber-victimization
Counseling | Education
Hudson, Sy, "The Impact of Cyber-bullying on Adolescents' Georgia Milestones Scores" (2018). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1895.
This correlational study investigated the relationship of adolescent cyber-victimization to performance on the Georgia Milestone Assessment System (GMAS) competency test. Technology today allows students to learn how to operate various forms of digital equipment very early, but proper cyber etiquette training is not always included. This study addressed the potential that cyber-victims’ may have low performance scores on high stakes tests. A closer look at the predictive relationship between the two is an important step in the process for developing plans to resolve this issue. The participants included 100 randomly-selected Georgia middle school students. After collecting the Cyberbullying and Online Aggression Surveys (COAS) from the selected adolescents, the researcher used a bivariate regression to determine what type of impact cyber victimization has on adolescents’ competency test scores measured by the GMAS. The results, conclusion, and recommendations for further research provides others with information that can assist with the development of corrective instructional methods. Corrective instructional methods being those focused on nonaggressive online behavior.