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Är det värre när Farrah kränker Zaid än när Daniel kränker Sara?: En multifaktoriell vinjettstudie om kränkningar på nätet ur ett intersektionellt perspektiv
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Measuring the perceived impact of injury of Internet harassment through the lens of gender and ethnicity : A multi-factorial vignette study on Internet harassment in an intersectional perspective (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to examine how ethnicity and gender of victim and perpetrator might influence students’ assessment of the severity of cyber-harassment in three different contexts. One hypothesis was that severity is mediated by indicators of power (blame, control balance and status-difference), which in turn are dependent on dimensions of ethnicity and gender. A semi-factorial survey was conducted among 365 students in five different high schools in Stockholm county. The students assessed three different vignettes, which described 1) harassment on a blog, 2) grieving in a first-person-shooter video game and 3) the uploading of a nude picture on Facebook. The effects of the dimensions on participants’ perception of the harassment and choice of action were analysed using linear- and logistic regression analysis, respectively. The results showed the following in each respective vignette: 1) Male bystanders were more prone to choose a passive action if the victim was female and the perpetrator male. 2) Men attributed less blame to female victims while women made no such difference. 3) The results indicate that women deemed the situation more severe if the victim was female. To conclude, the effects of the dimensions seem to vary depending on the different contexts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 96 p.
Keyword [en]
Cyber-harassment, severity, bystander, ethnicity, gender, students, perceptions, assessment, semi-factorial survey, intersectionality, quantitative study, vignette, power
Keyword [sv]
Nätkränkning, allvar, åskådare, etnicitet, genus, studenter, uppfattningar, bedömning, semi-faktoriell survey, intersektionalitet, kvantitativ studie, vinjett, makt
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Sociology Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-121607OAI: diva2:860317
Available from: 2015-10-12 Created: 2015-10-12 Last updated: 2015-10-12Bibliographically approved

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