CYBERBULLYING, HAPPINESS, AND STYLE OF HUMOR AMONG PERPETRATORS: IS THERE A RELATIONSHIP?

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Abdul Qodir
Ahmad Muhammad Diponegoro
Triantoro Safaria

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Cyberbullying, Happiness, Style of Humor, Perpetrators, Adolescents

Abstract

Purpose: Cyberbullying is becoming a universal concern among parent, teacher, and school. Undesirable consequences have impacted for many teenagers in the world. The current study explores the cyberbullying phenomenon among Indonesian teenagers especially to examine the style of humor and happiness as predictors of cyberbullying perpetrators.


Methodology: 156 respondents from a private senior high school at Palangka Raya city was involved in this study. Regression analysis was utilized to test the hypotheses.


Results: The result showed that only happiness, self-defeating humor, and aggressive humor were related positively to the reports of cyberbullying conduct.


Implications: To lower cyberbullying among adolescents, both the family and the school must collaborate synergistically. Recommendations of the study are explained further in the article.

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