The theory of planned behaviour and cyberbullying: perceived behavioural control in a disinhibiting online environment

Brack, K.J., Caltabiano, N.J., and Caltabiano, M.L. (2015) The theory of planned behaviour and cyberbullying: perceived behavioural control in a disinhibiting online environment. In: Posters from the Society of Australasian Social Psychogists 44th Annual Conference. p. 34. From: SASP 2015: Society of Australasian Social Psychogists 44th Annual Conference, 8-12 April 2015, Newcastle, NSW, Australia.

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Abstract

Recent studies applying the Theory of Planned Behaviour to Cyberbullying have reported that Perceived Behavioural Control (PBC) provides the weakest contribution when predicting Intention to Cyberbully and Cyberbullying. Online Disinhibition (OD), which may offer an explanation, describes a state resulting from conditions of anonymity, reduced social cues and less consideration of consequences in which individuals can be prone to more aggressive and impulsive behaviour in an online environment. An OD scale was developed to survey a convenience sample of 266 undergraduates (Females = 206) and revealed a small positive correlation between PBC and OD (r = .26); suggesting that individuals who perceive themselves as having more control over cyberbullying may experience slightly higher disinhibition when online. While refinement of the OD scale is needed; these findings have implications for preventing cyberbullying through awareness of the disinhibiting nature of the online environment.

Item ID: 44555
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2016 03:29
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology @ 100%
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