The Investigation of Prevalence and Risk Factors Associated with Cyber Bullying and Victimization


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EROĞLU Y., AKTEPE E., Akbaba S., Isik A., ÖZKORUMAK KARAGÜZEL E.

EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, cilt.40, ss.93-107, 2015 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 40 Konu: 177
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.15390/eb.2015.3698
  • Dergi Adı: EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.93-107

Özet

The aim of this study was to examine risk factors related to cyber bullying and victimization. The study was carried out with 160 adolescents applying to the Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic of the Faculty of Medicine of Silleyman Demirel University in Isparta, Turkey. Data was collected through using the Sodo-Demographic Information Form, Internet Addiction Scale, and Cyber Victim and Bullying Scale. The results of the study showed that cyber bullying was related to gender, the risk of Internet addiction, the frequency of visiting Internet cafes, adolescents' perception of their mothers' Internet skills, the daily duration of visiting social networking sites, usage of the Internet predominantly to play online games, the monthly income of the family, and the mothers' educational status. Cyber victimization, on the other hand, was found to be related to the risk of Internet addiction, the frequency of visiting Internet cafes, adolescents' perception of their mothers' Internet skills, and usage of the Internet predominantly to play online games. The results of the study were discussed in the light of relevant literature.