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EEO. 2021; 20(5): 6443-6452

Internet Addiction and Cyberbullying: Prevalence and Relationshipamong University Students

Dr Mohsin Atta, Dr Najma Iqbal Malik*,Dr Muhammad Gulfraz Abbasi, Maheen Khan.

With the advancement of technology specifically with the use of the internet and social media certain issues got the attention of researchers. These issues should be examined in youth so that to have a better understanding and development of remedial strategies. The present study was descriptive and relational that was intended to measures the prevalence and relationship of internet addiction, Facebook addiction and cyberbullying among university students of Pakistan. A convenient sampling technique was employed to select the sample (N = 1000) of students from different universities. Young‘s Internet Addiction Test (IAT: Young, 1998) and Online Victimization Scale (Tynes et al, 2010) were used to measure the constructs.Results demonstrated that the prevalence of Internet addiction and cyberbullying was 23.8 % and 24.6 % respectively across the selected sample.The prevalence rate of males was found to be higher on all variables. Correlational analysis revealed a significant positive correlation between Internet addiction and cyberbullying.

Key words: Prevalence, Internet addiction, cyberbullying

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