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Exploring bullying, cyberbullying and the authoritarian parenting style among grade six and seven learners in Benoni

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dc.contributor.advisor Govender, Catherine
dc.contributor.author Young, Kelly Anne
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-29T12:29:29Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-29T12:29:29Z
dc.date.issued 2014-11
dc.identifier.citation Young, Kelly Anne (2014) Exploring bullying, cyberbullying and the authoritarian parenting style among grade six and seven learners in Benoni, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/18760> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/18760
dc.description.abstract This study aimed to gain insight into the nature and extent of traditional and cyberbullying among Grade Six and Seven learners in four public primary schools in Benoni. Using the Social Learning Theory as a basis for understanding bullying as a learned behaviour (socially learned through the observation of authoritarian parents), a quantitative research method was applied which utilised an online self-report questionnaire to examine the relationship between bullying and the Authoritarian parenting style. Results indicate that 50.4% of learners had been victimised, while 31.6% and 8.8% had engaged in perpetrating traditional and cyberbullying, respectively at least once (N = 279). Further results revealed that the Authoritarian parenting style is significantly related to the perpetration of both types of bullying. These results bring to the fore the reciprocal relationship between both types of bullying, and indicate a need for systemic intervention at the primary school level (involving parents/caregivers). Interventions should therefore not seek to separate types of bullying into discreet problems, but rather focus on their common underlying aspects, including parenting behaviours en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xv, 188 leaves) : color illustrations
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Traditional bullying en
dc.subject Cyberbullying en
dc.subject Authoritarian parenting style en
dc.subject Social Learning Theory en
dc.subject Revised Olweus Bully/Victim Questionnaire en
dc.subject Parenting Practices Questionnaire en
dc.subject.ddc 371.580968225
dc.subject.lcsh Bullying in schools -- South Africa -- Benoni en
dc.subject.lcsh Cyberbullying -- South Africa -- Benoni en
dc.subject.lcsh Aggressiveness in children -- South Africa -- Benoni en
dc.title Exploring bullying, cyberbullying and the authoritarian parenting style among grade six and seven learners in Benoni en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Psychology en
dc.description.degree M.A. (Psychology)


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