Defining of Online Violence: A Case Study of Chulalongkorn University Students

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Supaporn Kamolchum

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This qualitative research proposed two objectives: 1. To study how Thai youth perceive and define online violence and 2. To examine gender differences found in online violence experience. Twenty-one Chulalongkorn University students, age range from 18-23 years old, of all gender participated in this research. Data collection was gathered through online interviews, were selected and analyzed by using the intense content analysis. The results showed that the description of online violence was defined as expressions of words or actions that affect a person’s feelings and emotions, seen in form of disparagement, and privacy invasion. Moreover, the results showed each gender experiences online violence differently. In conclusion, this study serves as a preliminary study that could shed light for future researchers to design, explore, and create a more in-depth understanding of online violence in different Thai youth groups and encourage a more up-to-date online violence prevention strategy.

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