The Effect of Personality on Cyberbullying among University Students in Turkey

Serkan CELIK, Hasan TAK, Atilla ERGUZEN
*Asst. Prof. Dr., Kirikkale University, Faculty of Education, Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technologies, Kirikkale, Turkey.
**Asst. Prof. Dr., Kirikkale University, Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Sciences, Kirikkale, Turkey.
***Dr., Kirikkale University, Vocational College, Department of Technical Programs, Kirikkale, Turkey.


Problem Statement: Cyberbullying is associated with significant psychological issues among young people such as depression, emotional distress, low self-esteem, and poor academic achievement. It is also regarded as an increasingly emergent problem in educational settings, putting learners’ psychological health, safety, and well-being at risk. Recent research has shown that a growing number of students are victims of cyberbullying and a wider realization and a thorough understanding of cyberbullying is needed.

Purpose of the Study: This survey-based study set out to explore the relationship between personality traits and cyberbullying among university students receiving education through either face-to-face or distance education modes.

Keywords: Cyberbullying, personality traits, distance education, path analysis, cluster analysis.