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International Journal of Progressive Education 2016, Vol. 12(3) 134-154

The Analysis of the Relationship between Being a Cyberbully and Cybervictim among Adolescents in Terms of Different Variables

Özlem Çakır, Deniz Mertkan Gezgin & Tuncay Ayas

pp. 134 - 154   |  Manu. Number: ijpe.2016.035

Published online: October 01, 2016  |   Number of Views: 212  |  Number of Download: 252


Abstract

The purpose of this study is to analyze the factors that cause high school students to commit cyberbullying acts and become a victim of cyberbullying. The study group consists of 622 high school students in two different cities. Relational survey model, which is one of the quantitative research methods, is used in this study. For the purpose of examining the factors that affect students’ cyberbullying behaviors and being a victim, “Cyberbully/Cybervictim Scale” is incorporated. Results indicate that there is no statistically significant difference between being a cyberbully/cybervictim and the variables of gender, technological competence of parents, owning a smartphone and the city in which the student lives. However, a significant difference is found with the some of the variables such as grade level, having a personal computer, having an internet connection at home, places accessed to a computer, places accessed to internet, daily internet use, level of technology use, the skill of technology use, educational level of parents. Furthermore, a moderate positive relationship is found between being cybervictim and exhibiting cyberbullying behaviors. 

Keywords: Cybervictim, Cyberbullying, Problematic internet use, Adolescents, High school.


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Cakir, O., Gezgin, D.M. & Ayas, T. (2016). The Analysis of the Relationship between Being a Cyberbully and Cybervictim among Adolescents in Terms of Different Variables. International Journal of Progressive Education, 12(3), 134-154.

Harvard
Cakir, O., Gezgin, D. and Ayas, T. (2016). The Analysis of the Relationship between Being a Cyberbully and Cybervictim among Adolescents in Terms of Different Variables. International Journal of Progressive Education, 12(3), pp. 134-154.

Chicago 16th edition
Cakir, Ozlem, Deniz Mertkan Gezgin and Tuncay Ayas (2016). " The Analysis of the Relationship between Being a Cyberbully and Cybervictim among Adolescents in Terms of Different Variables". International Journal of Progressive Education 12 (3):134-154.