Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/50021
Type of publication: Straipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science ar/ir Scopus / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science or / and Scopus (S1)
Field of Science: Psichologija / Psychology (S006)
Author(s): Gustainienė, Loreta;Valiūnė, Dovilė
Title: Comparison of attitudes towards help seeking between schoolchildren with and without experience of cyberbullying
Is part of: Procedia : social and behavioral sciences. Oxford : Elsevier Ltd, 2015, vol. 205
Extent: p. 391-395
Date: 2015
Note: WCPCG-2015 : 6th World conference on Psychology Counseling and Guidance, 14-16 May 2015
Keywords: Paaugliai;Patyčios internete;Pagalbos prašymas;Cyberbullying;Adolescents;Help seeking attitudes
Abstract: Problem. Scientists agree that cyberbullying is a very relevant problem among adolescents (Pilkauskaite-Valickiene, 2009). Cyberbullying is unique to other more traditional forms of bullying because of the perpetrator’s anonymity, ability to harass their victim 24 hours a day and it happens often outside school (Smith, 2008; Johnson, 2009). Cyberbullying is shown to be related to low self-esteem, stress, anti-social behaviour, lower academic performance, depressiveness, suicidal thoughts (Patchin, Hinduja, 2010; Faryadi, 2011; Schneider, 2012; Sticca, 2013). Peers and parents were identified as key sources of help dealing with cyberbullying (Spears, 2015). Therefore, the right attitudes towards help seeking should influence the actions against cyberbullying. Nevertheless, relatively little is known about the differences in attitudes towards help seeking among schoolchildren with and without the experience of cyberbullying. Purpose of Study – to compare the attitudes towards help seeking attitudes among students who experienced cyberbullying and schoolchildren who did not. Methods. Cyberbullying at school and help-seeking attitudes were measured by a questionnaire composed according to literature data. 357 adolescents from Lithuania participated in the study (152 boys and 205 girls), aged 12 to 18 (mean age 15.36, SD = 2). 90 schoolchildren have reported being cyberbullied. Findings and Results. The results showed that attitudes towards help seeking were statistically significantly different among boys who were harassed by cyberbullying and boys who did not. The attitudes towards help seeking behaviour statistically significantly differed among girls who had been harassed by cyberbullying and girls who had not. Conclusions and Recommendations. Schoolchildren who had suffered from cyberbullying had worse attitudes towards help seeking behaviour as compared to the ones who had not experienced cyberbullying. [...]
Internet: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877042815050405
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877042815050405
Affiliation(s): Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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