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A study of cyberbullying victimization and the moderating role of mindfulness on online disinhibition and cyberbullying

Lim, Melissa Clare Mei Hwa and Mohammad Raif Raihan Ooi, Mohammad Faisal Ooi and Wong, Chye Har (2019) A study of cyberbullying victimization and the moderating role of mindfulness on online disinhibition and cyberbullying. Final Year Project, UTAR.

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    Abstract

    This research paper aims to evaluate cybervictimization and the moderating role of mindfulness on online disinhibition effect and cyberbullying. A cross-sectional quantitative study was performed on 385 tertiary education students from public and private tertiary education institutions in Malaysia. The participants were recruited using the snowball sampling method. Statistical Packages for Social Science (SPSS) was used to run hierarchical multiple regression analysis to test the whether cybervictimization during adolescence predicted cyberbullying, and whether there is a significant effect of online disinhibition effect on the relationship between cybervictimization and cyberbullying perpetration. The same analysis was also utilized to evaluate the three-way interactions of awareness and acceptance with the other variables. The results indicated that being victims of cyberbullying during adolescence are more likely to be cyberbullies in the future. In addition, online disinhibition effect was found to influence the tendency for victims to cyberbully others. However, three-way interactions were insignificant, whereby acceptance and awareness were not able to impact the influence of online disinhibition effect. Future research are suggested to use a broader scale for mindfulness or test another factor altogether to identify an inhibitor to counteract against online disinhibition effect.

    Item Type: Final Year Project / Dissertation / Thesis (Final Year Project)
    Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
    Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Science > Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) Psychology
    Depositing User: ML Main Library
    Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2019 20:58
    Last Modified: 22 Aug 2019 20:58
    URI: http://eprints.utar.edu.my/id/eprint/3552

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