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Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1080/17405629.2020.1782186

Moral disengagement and cyberbullying involvement: A systematic review

04 Mar 2021-European Journal of Developmental Psychology (Routledge)-Vol. 18, Iss: 2, pp 271-311
Abstract: Moral Disengagement (MD) has been found to be related to higher levels of different aggressive and bullying behaviours Although some studies found that it plays an important role in cyberbullying

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Topics: Moral disengagement (69%)
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Journal ArticleDOI: 10.4018/IJSST.2021070101
Raphael Cohen-Almagor1Institutions (1)
01 Jan 2021-
Abstract: This paper is concerned with the social ills of bullying and cyberbullying that might lead to suicide especially when adolescents are involved. First, I explain the two concepts. It is noted that people with monoamine oxidase-A (MAOA) have propensity to antisocial behaviour, and that they cannot relieve themselves of responsibility for their conduct. We all need to think of the consequences of our actions, and we need to ensure that Internet abusers are held accountable for their wrongdoing. It is argued that parental responsibility is paramount. Parents, and society at large, need to exhibit zero tolerance to bullying and cyberbullying. Parents need to take active steps to tackle both phenomena and, in this context, healthy communication with children and other stakeholders are keys for success. Disregard for consequences of both activity and inactivity when facing all forms of bullying is immoral.

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Topics: Context (language use) (51%), Wrongdoing (51%)

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Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1016/J.TELE.2021.101627
Abstract: The effect of the emergency perception of bystanders of cyberbullying victims on helping behaviors is often neglected in research on cyberbullying. In this study, we explored the influence of this cognitive factor on cyber-bystanders’ helping tendencies as well as elucidated possible underlying processes. The results of two studies were reported. In Study 1, 150 undergraduates read a true case of a girl experiencing cyberbullying. The results indicated that when the participants perceived the victim’s situation to be more critical (i.e., higher emergency perception), their helping tendencies were stronger, partly through increased state empathy followed by feelings of responsibility to help. In Study 2, we randomly assigned 300 undergraduates to two groups. The low emergency group read the same cyberbullying case as Study 1, whereas the cyberbullying case read by the high emergency group contained additional emergency information of the victim. The results indicated that the high emergency group expressed stronger helping tendencies than did the low emergency group. This effect was caused by a stronger perception that the victim was in an emergency situation, which not only strengthened the participants’ helping tendencies directly but also indirectly through increasing their state empathy and feelings of responsibility to help.

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Topics: Empathy (52%)

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Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.3390/IJERPH18031266
Abstract: This study aimed to evaluate which aspects of moral disengagement (MD), empathy, and representations of the victim’s experience (VER) could be predictors of cyberbullying (CB) One hundred and eight-nine students (11–17 years old) completed 3 self-report questionnaires: An MD scale, an empathy scale, and a CB questionnaire In relation to the personal experience of CB, four groups were identified: Victim, bully, bully/victim, and no experience with CB The linear bivariate correlation analysis shows correlations between empathy and VER, between empathy and MD, and between MD and VER A multinomial logistic regression identified which predictors could increase a subject’s probability of belonging to one of the four groups regarding the personal experience of CB (victim, bully, bully/victim, no experience) Findings highlighted that low cognitive empathy might increase the probability for a student to belong to the bullies’ group, rather than the victims’ group Furthermore, low perception of the consequences of CB on the victim might increase the probability of belonging to the bully, bully/victim, and no experience groups Then, a high score in the diffusion of responsibility was a significant predictor of belonging to the victim group rather than the no experience group Results from this study confirm the need for preventive measures against CB, including the empowerment of cognitive empathy, decreasing the diffusion of responsibility, and increasing the awareness of the consequences of CB on the victim

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Topics: Empathy (56%), Moral disengagement (52%)

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Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1016/J.CHB.2021.107032
Abstract: Online moral disengagement and cyberbullying can enhance fake news spreading. We explored the links between these variables and compulsive Internet use in a sample of 509 teenagers and adults aged 11 to 67. We investigated the effect of compulsive Internet use on cyberbullying through fake news creation and/or distribution, both direct and via moral disengagement, and the related differences between adults and teenagers. The indirect effect of compulsive Internet use on cyberbullying through moral disengagement was significant in adolescents, but not in adults. As assumed, teenagers scored significantly higher than adults on all the primary variables. Contrary to our expectations, no significant gender differences emerged, regardless of participants' age, in terms of compulsive Internet use, moral disengagement, nor cyberbullying. The results emphasize the importance of relevant online education programs designed to engage both teenagers and adults in critical thinking that might help in the fake news detection process, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Topics: Moral disengagement (61%)

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Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1371/JOURNAL.PMED.1000097
David Moher1, David Moher2, Alessandro Liberati3, Jennifer Tetzlaff1  +1 moreInstitutions (4)
21 Jul 2009-PLOS Medicine
Abstract: David Moher and colleagues introduce PRISMA, an update of the QUOROM guidelines for reporting systematic reviews and meta-analyses

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Topics: Systematic review (53%)

53,418 Citations


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Albert Bandura1Institutions (1)
01 Jan 1986-
Abstract: 1. Models of Human Nature and Casualty. 2. Observational Learning. 3. Enactive Learning. 4. Social Diffusion and Innovation. 5. Predictive Knowledge and Forethought. 6. Incentive Motivators. 7. Vicarious Motivators. 8. Self-Regulatory Mechanisms. 9. Self-Efficacy. 10. Cognitive Regulators. References. Index.

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Topics: Observational learning (60%), Social cognitive theory (55%), Cognition (54%) ... read more

21,642 Citations



Open accessBook
01 Jan 1991-

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Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1089/1094931041291295
John R. Suler1Institutions (1)
Abstract: While online, some people self-disclose or act out more frequently or intensely than they would in person. This article explores six factors that interact with each other in creating this online disinhibition effect: dissociative anonymity, invisibility, asynchronicity, solipsistic introjection, dissociative imagination, and minimization of authority. Personality variables also will influence the extent of this disinhibition. Rather than thinking of disinhibition as the revealing of an underlying "true self," we can conceptualize it as a shift to a constellation within self-structure, involving clusters of affect and cognition that differ from the in-person constellation.

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