NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1041363
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep-23
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: EISSN-1990-3839
Cyberbullying from the Perspective of Choice Theory
Tanrikulu, Taskin
Educational Research and Reviews, v9 n18 p660-665 Sep 2014
This study aims to propose a theoretical explanation for the cyberbullying problem, which is the use of cyber communication tools to endanger other people. In recent years, the cyberbullying problem, which is widespread especially among the young, has been the subject of scientific studies. These studies have mostly focused on the issues of causes and results of cyberbullying, and variables related to it. The research has shown that the ones showing cyberbullying behaviors or the ones trying to prevent these behaviors are in need of studies aiming to minimize these kinds of behaviors. It has been observed that theoretical explanations directed towards the minimization of this behavior and towards making contributions to the studies aiming to prevent cyberbullying are required. In this study, cyberbullying is discussed within the framework of William Glasser's choice theory. In the study, first, information about cyberbullying is presented, and then, general views of choice theory related to the nature of humans are clarified. Lastly, assessments about cyberbullying are stated with regard to the concepts in choice theory, such as basic needs, Quality World, successful and unsuccessful identity, choice and responsibility.
Academic Journals. e-mail:; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A