Psychoactive substance use and problematic Internet use as predictors of bullying and cyberbullying victimization

Zsila, Á., Orosz, G., Király, O., Urbán, R., Ujhelyi, A., Jármi, É., Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, Elekes, Z. and Demetrovics, Z., 2017. Psychoactive substance use and problematic Internet use as predictors of bullying and cyberbullying victimization. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. ISSN 1557-1874

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Abstract

Research exploring the relationship between addictions and experiences of bullying suggests that problem behaviors may generally be associated with an increased risk of victimization. The aim of the present study was to examine the role of psychoactive substance use, excessive Internet use, and social support in both traditional offline bullying and online Bcyberbullying^ victimization in a nationally representative sample of adolescents (N = 6237; 51% male; Mage = 16.62 years, SD = 0.95). Results demonstrated that traditional bullying victimization was associated with cyberbullying victimization. Furthermore, psychoactive substance use and problematic Internet use predicted both traditional bullying and cyberbullying victimization. Finally, perceived social support was found to be an important protective factor against both traditional and cyberbullying victimization. However, psychoactive substance use and problematic Internet use accounted for only a small proportion of variance in victimization.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Creators: Zsila, Á., Orosz, G., Király, O., Urbán, R., Ujhelyi, A., Jármi, É., Griffiths, M.D., Elekes, Z. and Demetrovics, Z.
Publisher: Springer
Date: 19 September 2017
ISSN: 1557-1874
Identifiers:
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10.1007/s11469-017-9809-0DOI
Rights: © The Author(s) 2017. This article is an open access publication. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 26 Sep 2017 13:42
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2017 13:42
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/31699

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