The influence of attachment styles on cyberbullying experiences among university students in Thailand, mediated by sense of Belonging: a path model

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dc.contributor Varma, parvathy
dc.contributor Varma, Parvathy
dc.contributor.author Bergersen, Bjorn T.
dc.contributor.author Varma, Parvathy
dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-29T05:59:18Z
dc.date.available 2020-12-29T05:59:18Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.description.abstract The widespread proliferation of technology-driven electronic interactions among humans in recent years has led to a new sense of connectedness. There is also an increasing number of reports of harmful online behavior against other people and negative consequences on users who are involved in such behaviors. Cyberbullyinghas become a frequently used term in current research of online aggression and victimization. This study attempted to investigate the prevalence of cyberbullying experiences among university students in Thailand. Based on a theoretical framework of attachment theory and the belongingness hypothesis, this study also explored whether or not cyberbullying experiences could be predicted by experiences from attachment and belongingness. 249 students at an international university in Bangkok, Thailand participated in the study by completing a survey questionnaire using the Cyberbullying and Online Aggression Instrument (COAI), the Sense of Belonging Instrument-Psychological (SOBI-P), and the Relationship Scales Questionnaire (RSQ). en_US
dc.description.abstract Results revealed rates of cyberbullying victimization and cyberbullying perpetration that exceeded rates found in similar studies from the United States. Tests of hypothesized relationships through a proposed path model showed a significant direct predictive relationship between secure attachment orientation and cyberbullying victimization and indirect predictive relationships between insecure attachment orientation and cyberbullying victimization and cyberbullying perpetration mediated by sense of belonging. The study’s results, limitations, implications, and future recommendations were discussed. en_US
dc.format.extent 23 pages en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.identifier.citation Scholar: Human Sciences 12, 2 (July-December 2020), 299-321 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.au.edu/handle/6623004553/24258
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.rights This work is protected by copyright. Reproduction or distribution of the work in any format is prohibited without written permission of the copyright owner. en_US
dc.rights.holder Assumption University en_US
dc.subject Cyberbullying en_US
dc.subject Aggression en_US
dc.subject Victimization en_US
dc.subject Attachment en_US
dc.subject Sense of belonging en_US
dc.subject Thailand en_US
dc.subject.other Scholar: -- Human Sciences en_US
dc.subject.other Scholar: -- Human Sciences -- 2020 en_US
dc.title The influence of attachment styles on cyberbullying experiences among university students in Thailand, mediated by sense of Belonging: a path model en_US
dc.type Text en_US
mods.genre Journal Article en_US
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