The role of e-viztimization/bullying and self-efficacy on anxiety sensitivity in a school based sample

Özkan Çikrici


The aim of present study was to investigate the relationships among self-efficacy, e-victimization, e-bullying and anxiety sensitivity in adolescents. To achieve research aims, two different researches were conducted. The research group in study 1, designed as a correlational research, consisted of 225 adolescents ranged in age between 11 and 17 with a mean age of 12.32 (SD = 1.10), 114 female (50.7%) and 111 male (49.3%). Additionally, study 2 was carried with 237 adolescents ranged in age between 14 and 18 with a mean age of 15.86 (SD = .89), 181 female (76.4%) and 56 (23.6%). The Self-Efficacy Scale for Children (SES-C), The Anxiety Sensitivity Index (ASI), The E-Victimization Scale (E-VS) and The E-Bullying Scale (E-BS) were used to as measures. Pearson’s product-moment correlation coefficient and simple linear regression analyses were used in the data analysis. The results show that anxiety sensitivity was not correlated with academic self-efficacy, social self-efficacy, emotional self-efficacy and e-victimization (Study 1). In study 2, it was found that anxiety sensitivity was negatively correlated with emotional self-efficacy. Moreover, anxiety sensitivity was not associated with academic self-efficacy, social self-efficacy and e-bullying. Overall, emotional self-efficacy accounted for 5% of total variance of anxiety sensitivity.


Anxiety Sensitivity; Self-Efficacy; E-Victimization; EBullying, Adolescent

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