Correlates of traditional bullying and cyberbullying perpetration among Australian students

Tanrikulu, Ibrahim
Campbell, Marilyn
This study investigated the associations of gender, age, trait anger, moral disengagement, witnessing of interparental conflict, school connectedness and the religious makeup of the school setting in the involvement in traditional bullying and cyberbullying perpetration. Five hundred Australian students completed an anonymous self-report, paper-based questionnaire. According to the results, 25.2% of the participants reported having engaged in traditional or cyberbullying perpetration. While trait anger and moral disengagement were associated with being a traditional bully, trait anger, interparental conflicts, moral disengagement and school connectedness were associated with being a traditional bully-victim. Additionally, trait anger and moral disengagement were associated with being a traditional-and-cyberbully. Our findings indicated that besides individual variables, the family and school environment have an impact on traditional and cyberbullying perpetration behavior. Results imply that any prevention attempts to reduce traditional and cyberbullying should consider students' experiences both at home and at school.


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I. Tanrikulu and M. Campbell, “Correlates of traditional bullying and cyberbullying perpetration among Australian students,” CHILDREN AND YOUTH SERVICES REVIEW, pp. 138–146, 2015, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: