Mediating Effect of Internet Addiction on the Relationship Between Individualism and Cyberbullying: Cross-Sectional Questionnaire Study

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ARPACI İ., Abdeljawad T., BALOĞLU M., KESİCİ Ş., Mahariq I.

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH, vol.22, no.5, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.2196/16210
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, ASSIA, Applied Science & Technology Source, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, CINAHL, Communication & Mass Media Index, Computer & Applied Sciences, EMBASE, Information Science and Technology Abstracts, Library and Information Science Abstracts, MEDLINE, Psycinfo, Social services abstracts, Directory of Open Access Journals, Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
  • Keywords: vertical individualism, horizontal individualism, cyberbullying, internet addiction, FIT INDEXES, COLLECTIVISM, ADOLESCENTS, ONLINE, CONSEQUENCES, ASSOCIATION, PERSPECTIVE, PREVALENCE, STABILITY, STUDENTS
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Among a variety of dynamics that may have effects on internet-related behaviors, cultural orientation is particularly important. Previous studies suggest that individualism is a strong determinant of certain behaviors. In addition, findings suggest that vertical individualism may lead to the development of more tolerance for addiction and aggression on the internet.