Social Anxiety, like self-esteem, presents a concern with negative evaluation andis assumed as a risk factor or consequence of involvement in cyberbullying. In thissense, due to the scarcity of studies that explore the relationship between the variables,the present study aims to explore the relationship between social anxiety, self-esteemand cyberbullying. Participated in the study 165 Portuguese university students, agedbetween 18 and 21 years, who completed: a Sociodemographic Questionnaire, theSocial Interaction and Performance Anxiety and Avoidance Scale, the Rosenberg SelfEsteem Scale and the Cyberbullying Inventory for College Students. Social phobia hada prevalence of 28.5% of distress/anxiety and 35.8% of avoidance. In cyberbullying,64.2% are victims and 17.6% are aggressors. Females had higher levels of social phobiaand cyberbullying and lower levels of self-esteem. Social phobia did not present arelationship with cyberbullying, however, it is negatively related to age and self-esteem.Such results alert to the need for longitudinal studies that allow the development ofprevention and intervention actions.
|Date of Award
|11 Jan 2023
- Universidade Católica Portuguesa
|Berta Rodrigues Maia (Supervisor)
- Social anxiety
- University students
- Mestrado em Psicologia Clínica e da Saúde