Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1960

Full Length Research Paper

Forgıveness and cyberbullyıng ın Turkısh adolescents

Cagla Girgin Buyukbayraktar
  • Cagla Girgin Buyukbayraktar
  • Social Work Department, Applied Science School, Selcuk University Ali Akkanat Turkey.
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  •  Received: 22 July 2019
  •  Accepted: 26 August 2019
  •  Published: 31 August 2019


The quickest and easiest way to maintain the relationships is through the use of technology; however, this puts adolescents at risk of experiencing cyberbullying. The aim of this study was to investigate whether forgiveness is related to cyberbullying in high school students. This study included 348 adolescents in Turkey. The results of this study indicated a negative directional relationship between forgiveness and cyberbullying. This study focused on the protective role of forgiveness in preventing aggressive behavior. The findings suggest that forgiveness may be an effective coping mechanism that helps adolescents redirect negative emotions caused by cyberbullying using other positive emotions.


Key words: Forgiveness, cyberbullying, adolescents.