Research Article
The Analysis of Teachers’ Cyber Bullying, Cyber Victimization and Cyber Bullying Sensitivity Based On Various Variables

Ahmet Yildirim , Mustafa Celikten, Tymofii Desiatov, Yevgeny Lodatko


APA 7th edition
Yildirim, A., Celikten, M., Desiatov, T., & Lodatko, Y. (2019). The Analysis Of Teachers’ Cyber Bullying, Cyber Victimization And Cyber Bullying Sensitivity Based On Various Variables. European Journal of Educational Research, 8(4), 1029-1038. https://doi.org/10.12973/eu-jer.8.4.1029

Harvard
Yildirim A., Celikten M., Desiatov T., and Lodatko Y. 2019 'The Analysis Of Teachers’ Cyber Bullying, Cyber Victimization And Cyber Bullying Sensitivity Based On Various Variables', European Journal of Educational Research, 8(4), pp. 1029-1038.
Chicago 16th edition
Yildirim Ahmet, Celikten Mustafa, Desiatov Tymofii, and Lodatko Yevgeny. "The Analysis Of Teachers’ Cyber Bullying, Cyber Victimization And Cyber Bullying Sensitivity Based On Various Variables," European Journal of Educational Research 8, no. 4 (2019): 1029-1038. https://doi.org/10.12973/eu-jer.8.4.1029

Abstract

In recent years, cyberbullying, which can be considered as a new form of bullying, has emerged as a result of developments in the field of technology and communication. Cyberbullying has become a social problem which has affected individuals’ lives negatively. The key to success in the elimination of cyberbullying and its negative effects lies in cyberbullying sensitivity. The present study aims to analyze teachers’ cyberbullying and cyber victimization experiences and levels of cyberbullying sensitivity based on some variables which are supposed to develop awareness regarding cyberbullying. Using survey as a research model, the present study focused on 346 teachers working at schools affiliated with Ministry of National Education in Tasova District located in Amasya (Turkey). “Personal Information Form”, “The Revised Cyberbullying Inventory for University Students” and “Cyberbullying Sensitivity Scale” were used as data collection tools. SPSS package program was used for data analysis and frequency and percentage values of demographic variables. Independent T test was used for gender and marital status variables, and One-Way ANOVA test was used for age and level of education variables. The findings of the present study revealed that most of the participants used social media websites actively and spent at least 2 or 3 hours on these websites on a daily basis. Teachers usually have a Facebook and/or Instagram account, and benefit from social media for research purposes and playing games. It can be stated that teachers have a significantly high level of cyberbullying sensitivity. However, it was also indicated that even though participants worked as a teacher, they still did cyberbully and suffered from cyber victimization in the past. While a significant difference was observed only in the dimension of cyber sensitivity in terms of marital status, age and level of education, a significant difference wasn’t observed in the dimensions of cyberbullying, cyber victimization and cyber sensitivity in terms of gender.

Keywords: Cyberbullying, cyber victimization, cyberbullying sensitivity, teachers.


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