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The effects of cyberbullying on sleep quality using self esteem as a mediator

Farrelly, Kate (2022) The effects of cyberbullying on sleep quality using self esteem as a mediator. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Aims: The aim of the current study was to provide a better understanding of why Cyberbullying can affect sleep quality in an adult population. This study used self esteem as an indirect link to see if cyberbullying could still affect sleep quality levels. The objective of the current study was to examine if cyberbullying had a direct effect on self esteem and how self esteem would then affect sleep quality levels.

Methods: This study utilized a questionnaire through social media to collect data from participants (n = 114) relating to cyber victimization experiences, self esteem and sleep quality. The scales involved in the collection of data were The Florence Cyberbullying/ Cybervictmization Scale, The Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale (RSE) and The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index.

Results: Results from a linear regression showed that cyberbullying explained 18.7% of variance in sleep quality. Cyberbullying also explained 14.1% variance in self esteem. A multiple regression showed that cyberbullying and self esteem explained 31.5% variance in sleep quality. The results of the mediation analysis concluded that cyberbullying can indirectly affect sleep quality with self esteem as a mediator with a small effect.

Conclusions: The findings from this study have contributed to a better understanding of the effects of cyberbullying on psychological health. The study also concludes that there needs to be more research relating to cyberbullying experiences in adulthood. Furthermore, prevention and awareness of cyberbullying is needed in workplace environments and the wider community.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > Criminology > Crimes and Offences > Cyber Crime
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA790 Mental Health
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > Personal Health and Hygiene
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2022 12:58
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2022 13:15
URI: https://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5634

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