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Aggression and self-esteem on cyberbullying among undergraduates in Malaysia

Chua, Ai Fie and Kwan, Joanna Hui Ting and Raksshana, Subramanian (2019) Aggression and self-esteem on cyberbullying among undergraduates in Malaysia. Final Year Project, UTAR.

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    Abstract

    The prevalence of cyberbullying cases is increasing over the years and it causes detrimental effects on one's mental health and psychological well-being. The present study was a survey methodology and a cross-sectional study that aimed to determine the proactive aggression, reactive aggression and self-esteem as predictors of cyberbullying among undergraduates in Malaysia. 237 participants were recruited in the present study by utilizing purposive sampling, a non-probability sampling method, by distributing the online survey via social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Twitter. The participants met the inclusion criteria which are undergraduates aged 18 to 29 years old (M = 21.83 years). The number of female participants (N = 143; 60.3%) outnumbered the male participants in the present study (N = 94; 39.7%); consisted of Chinese (N= 148; 62.4%), Indians (N= 49; 20.7%), Malay (N= 26; 11.0%) and other races (N= 14; 5.9%). The result in the present study showed only proactive aggression significantly and positively predicts cyberbullying, while reactive aggression and self-esteem were not the significant predictors of cyberbullying among undergraduates in Malaysia. The present study contributed valuable findings for future exploration on this topic.

    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: 06 Jan 2021 13:48
    Last Modified: 06 Jan 2021 13:49
    URI: http://eprints.utar.edu.my/id/eprint/3815

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