Cyberbullying and traditional bullying in relation with adolescents’ perception of parenting

F. Dehue, C. Bolman, T. Völlink, M. Pouwelse

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    This study investigates the relation between parenting and involvement in cyberbullying. We predicted that cyberbullies and cyberbully-victims report less responsiveness and de manding reactions from their parents than victims and youthswho are not involved in cyberbullying. Furthermore, we predicted that youths with neglectful parents cyberbully the most often and youth with authoritative parents cyberbully the least. The same differences were predicted for traditional bullying. behavio and for youth involved in both forms of bullying behavior. Participants were made up to 1200 youths from 10-14 years old. They responded to a survey measuring cyberbullying and traditional bullying with questions based on the sub-scales from the Bully?Victim Questionnaire, and parenting with an adjusated version of the Parenting Style Questionnaire. Most results confirm out predictions. Results on authoritative, autoritarian, permissive and neglectful parenting styles suggest that for bullies, demanding actions are an important dimension of thier behavior and for victims, responsiveness is an important dimension of their behavior.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)25-33
    Number of pages9
    JournalJournal of CyberTherapy & Rehabilitation
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


    • bullying and parenting


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