What is the Role of Resilience in Predicting Cyber Bullying Perpetrators and Their Victims?


Kabadayi F. , Sari S. V.

JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGISTS AND COUNSELLORS IN SCHOOLS, vol.28, no.1, pp.102-117, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/jgc.2017.20
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGISTS AND COUNSELLORS IN SCHOOLS
  • Page Numbers: pp.102-117

Abstract

This study examined the role of resilience in the lives of cyberbullying perpetrators and their victims. Turkish adolescents (n = 444; 245 girls, 55.2%, and 199 boys, 44.8%) 15-19 years of age (mean age of 16.58 years, SD = 0.789) were recruited from different high schools. The participants completed the Cyberbullying Scale (Arcak, Knay, & Tanrkulu, 2012), the Cybervictimisation Scale (Arcak, Tanrkulu, & Knay, 2012), and the Child and Youth Resilience Measure (Arslan, 2015). The data were analysed using Pearson's correlation coefficient and simple regression. The Pearson correlations revealed that there were negative and significant correlations between cyberbullying perpetration and resilience (r = -.146, p < .01). There were negative and significant correlations between cybervictimisation and resilience (r = -0.203, p < 0.01). Simple regression also revealed that resilience was a significant individual predictor for both cyberbullying perpetration (beta = -0.146, t = -3.094, p < .001) and cyber victimisation (beta = -0.203, t = -4.357, p < .001).