THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SELF-CONTROL AND CYBERBULLYING BEHAVIOR

Cyberbullying Behavior Self-control Teenagers

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Introduction: Self-control is an individual’s ability to restrain themselves or direct themselves in a better direction with existing norms. Individuals with high self-control can control themselves well when faced with various difficult situations, such as impolite behavior, harsh words, and even aggressive behavior on social media. Cyberbullying is a negative action carried out by an individual or a group of people by sending text messages, photos, meme images, and videos to someone's social media account to mock, insult, humiliate, discriminate, or persecute that individual. Cyberbullying perpetrators are predominantly teenagers. The current increase in the use of internet technology magnifies the risk of the cyberbullying behavior phenomenon among teenagers. This research aims to determine the relationship between self-control and cyberbullying behavior among students at SMP N 2 Wedi. Methods: This research employed a quantitative design with a cross-sectional study and a correlational approach. Proportionate stratified random sampling was applied as the sampling technique, with a total of 159 responses considering the predetermined inclusion and exclusion criteria. This study incorporated self-control and cyberbullying behavior questionnaires, while Spearman rank correlation was employed for data analysis. Results: the research findings indicate that students have moderate levels of self-control, accounting for 65.4%, and moderate levels of cyberbullying behavior, accounting for 67.3%. The data analysis results show that the p-value was 0.000 < 0.05, with a correlation coefficient value of -0.836. This suggests there is a significantly negative relationship between self-control and cyberbullying among female students at SMP N 2 Wedi. The higher the level of self-control, the lower the cyberbullying behavior.  Conclusions: There is a relationship between self-control and cyberbullying behavior.

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