Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2016, Vol. 12(3) 134-154
Özlem Çakır, Deniz Mertkan Gezgin & Tuncay Ayas
pp. 134 - 154 | Manu. Number: ijpe.2016.035
Published online: October 01, 2016 | Number of Views: 312 | Number of Download: 874
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.
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