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Self-esteem, shyness and peer attachment as predictors of perpetration and exposure to cyberbullying


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Bišćan, Davorka. (2015). Self-esteem, shyness and peer attachment as predictors of perpetration and exposure to cyberbullying. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Keresteš, Gordana].

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The aim of this study was to examine relations of self-esteem, shyness and peer attachment with cyberbullying and determine sex differences in cybervictimization and cyberbullying. The sample consisted of 124 female students and 111 male students in seventh and eighth grades of five elementary schools from Zagreb. We examined self-esteem, shyness and peer attachment of participants and their exposure to and perpetration of cyberbullying. The results revealed that some victims of cyberbullying were also perpetrators of cyberbullying. Further, boys were more often perpetrators of cyberbullying than girls while victims were equally girls and boys. Self-esteem was individual characteristic that statistically significantly predicted exposure to cyberbullying. Students with low self-esteem reported higher exposure to that type of bullying. Shyness and peer atachment were not predictive for cyberbullying exposure. Also, based on shyness, self-esteem and peer attachment it was not possible to predict tendency of perpetration of cyberbullying.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: cyberbullying, self-esteem, shyness, peer attachment
Subjects: Psychology > Razvojna psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Keresteš, Gordana
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2016 11:25
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2016 11:25

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