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The intention to cyberbully and cyberbullying behaviour among undergraduate students

Abdul Rashid, Muhammad Shawal and Mohamed, Shafizan and Tengku Mohd Azman, Tengku Aisha (2017) The intention to cyberbully and cyberbullying behaviour among undergraduate students. IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia. ISBN 978-967-418-634-0

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The ever-expanding communication technologies and high usage of the Internet among youths have created an avenue for an emerging social problem, cyberbullying. This study analyses the contributing factors to cyberbullying behaviour; 397 Muslim undergraduate students participated in the study and it has yielded some interesting results. Underpinned by the theory of planned behaviour, this study found some support for the theory. Specifically, perceived social pressure (subjective norms) has been identified as the most important predictor, followed by attitudes towards cyberbullying. However, perceived behavioural control was not significantly related to the toxic behaviour. Also, an additional variable, religiosity, has been added into the framework and the result suggested that there is a significant negative relationship with the intention to perpetrate cyberbullying. Overall, these results indicate the need to address the anti-social behaviour by related-parties and preventive measures need to be taken in order to promote pro-social behaviours in the online environment.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: 5172/74908
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cyberbully, Cyberbullying behaviour, Undergraduate Students
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T10.5 Communication of technical information
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Communication
Depositing User: Dr Shafizan Mohamed
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2019 15:51
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2019 15:54
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/74908

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