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Predictors of cyberbullying among Malaysian youth


Ahmad Ghazali, Akmar Hayati and Abu Samah, Asnarulkhadi and Omar, Siti Zobidah and Abdullah, Haslinda and Ahmad, Aminah and Mohamed Shaffril, Hayrol Azril (2020) Predictors of cyberbullying among Malaysian youth. Journal of Cognitive Science and Human Development, 6 (1). 67 - 80. ISSN 2462-1153; ESSN: 2550-1623


Cyberbullying has emerged of late as a serious issue, especially among the most active internet users in Malaysia – youths. As the number of related studies is still lacking, the present study aims to determine the predictors of cyberbullying among youths in Malaysia. The study is quantitative in nature and in total had involved 400 youths aged between 18 to 40 years old. The findings suggest that predictors such as age, loneliness, self-esteem, and empathy yielded significant relationship with cyberbullying, while males were predominantly reported to perpetrate cyberbullying than females. Several recommendations were highlighted and hopefully, it can assist any concerned parties in developing concrete strategies to reduce cyberbullying cases among youths in Malaysia further.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Human Ecology
Faculty of Modern Language and Communication
Institute for Social Science Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.33736/jcshd.1518.2020
Publisher: UNIMAS
Keywords: Youth; Cyberbully; Youth development
Depositing User: Mohamad Jefri Mohamed Fauzi
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2022 08:54
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2022 08:54
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/87250
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