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Faculté des sciences humaines
Jude Mary Cenat
Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM)
Faculté des sciences humaines
Département de sexologie
Intérêts de recherche
  • Cyberintimidation
  • Traumas interpersonnels
  • Traumas issus des catastrophes naturelles
  • Résilience
  • Interculturalités
Informations générales
Numéro de téléphone : 
(514) 987-4181
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Direction de recherche : 
Professeure Martine Hébert (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Co-direction : 
Professeure Marie Rose Moro (Université Paris 5 Descartes)
Principales réalisations
Cyberbullying, psychological distress and self-esteem among youth in Quebec Schools

Background: The advent of new technologies and social media offers a host of possibilities for teenagers to consolidate social networks. Unfortunately, new technologies also represent a potential setting for experiences of victimization. Methods: The present study explores the prevalence of cyberbullying victimization in a representative sample of 8 194 teenagers in Quebec and the adverse associated consequences. Results: Results indicate that 18% of boys and close to 1 out of 4 girls report at least one incident of cyberbullying in the past 12 months. Cyberbullying victimization contributes to the prediction of low selfesteem and psychological distress over and above other experiences of bullying in schools or other settings. Conclusions: Cyberbullying appear as one important target for the design of prevention and intervention services designed for youth.

Correlates of bullying in Quebec High school students: The vulnerability of sexual-minority youth

Bullying has become a significant public health issue, particularly among youth. This study documents cyberbullying, homophobic bullying and bullying at school or elsewhere and their correlates among both heterosexual and sexual-minority high school students in Quebec (Canada). A representative sample of 8194 students aged 14-20 years was recruited in Quebec (Canada) high schools. We assessed cyberbullying, homophobic bullying and bullying at school or elsewhere in the past 12 months and their association with current self-esteem and psychological distress as well as suicidal ideations. Bullying at school or elsewhere was the most common form of bullying (26.1%), followed by cyberbullying (22.9%) and homophobic bullying (3.6%). Overall, girls and sexual-minority youth were more likely to experience cyberbullying and other forms of bullying as well as psychological distress, low self-esteem and suicidal ideations. The three forms of bullying were significantly and independently associated with all mental health outcomes. The results underscore the relevance of taking into account gender and sexual orientation variations in efforts to prevent bullying experience and its consequences. Crown Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.