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dc.contributor.advisor Mashegoane, S. Mashaba, Lele, Hellen 2021-06-11T12:27:21Z 2021-06-11T12:27:21Z 2020
dc.description Thesis(M. A. (Research Psychology)) -- University of Limpopo, 2020 en_US
dc.description.abstract Incidents associated with internet trolling and cyberbullying are a problem among adolescents. A quantitative research method was applied in this study to explore if attitudes towards cyberbullying can mediate the association between the Dark Tetrads of personality and internet trolling among undergraduate University students in South Africa.. A convenience sample (N = 249) of undergraduates was recruited, and data were collected using a structured, composite questionnaire, within a cross-sectional research design. The findings indicated that there was a small but statistically significant indirect effect, b = 0.4, BCa CI [0.015, 0.071]. A more nuanced analysis showed that only the mediation models involving psychopathy and everyday sadism as independent variables were statistically significant (p < .05). From the results, it can be concluded that internet trolling does mediate the relationship between the Dark Tetrads of personality and attitudes towards cyberbullying. However, the Dark Tetrad personality dimensions of Machiavellianism and narcissism are not significantly involved in the relationship. en_US
dc.format.extent ix,63 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
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dc.subject Dark tetrads of personality en_US
dc.subject Cyberbullying en_US
dc.subject Attitude torwards cyberbullying en_US
dc.subject Internet trolling en_US
dc.subject Threatened egotism theory en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cyberbullying en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Character en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Online trolling en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Students -- Psychology en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Personality en_US
dc.title "Harsh play": The dark tetrad of personality, trolling and cyberbullying among the university students in South Africa en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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