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Efficacy of Multimodal Therapy on Cyberbullying and Psychological Distress among Adolescent Students


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According to a national study on US youth children in 2021, cyberbullying peaks between the ages of 14 and 15. Cyberbullying is defined as a wilful and repetitive injury caused by computers, mobile phones, and other electronic devices. Bullying's psychological consequences have been proven to be more harmful among children in their early teens. This might be concerning because adolescent growth is critical to developing a healthy personality in maturity. The presence of an Om syllable throughout the Upanishads, Bhagwat Gita, and Vedas elevates it to Hinduism's most significant sacred symbol. Om mediation has been practically proven form to reduce stress and anxiety. Assertiveness training is a sort of behaviour therapy that focuses on strengthening individuals' assertive, self-assured conduct and teaching them a more confident, successful communication style. The present study is conducted with the objective to examine the effect of Multimodal therapy on Cyberbullying and Psychological distress among adolescent students. A total number of 50 adolescent students were identified with the age range of 12-15 years, based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria from the Coimbatore district. The tools used for the study were Kessler's Scale by Kessler KC and Cyberbullying scale by Cigdem Topcu. Paired t-test was conducted for finding the statistical analysis and the result revealed that there is a significant change in the level of Cyberbullying and Psychological distress before and after the intervention. The multimodal therapy intervention is effective in reducing the levels of cyberbullying and psychological distress.


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Cyberbullying, Psychological Distress, Students, Multimodal Therapy.
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M. Abinayaa
Department of Psychology, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
R. Nithya
Department of Psychology, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract


According to a national study on US youth children in 2021, cyberbullying peaks between the ages of 14 and 15. Cyberbullying is defined as a wilful and repetitive injury caused by computers, mobile phones, and other electronic devices. Bullying's psychological consequences have been proven to be more harmful among children in their early teens. This might be concerning because adolescent growth is critical to developing a healthy personality in maturity. The presence of an Om syllable throughout the Upanishads, Bhagwat Gita, and Vedas elevates it to Hinduism's most significant sacred symbol. Om mediation has been practically proven form to reduce stress and anxiety. Assertiveness training is a sort of behaviour therapy that focuses on strengthening individuals' assertive, self-assured conduct and teaching them a more confident, successful communication style. The present study is conducted with the objective to examine the effect of Multimodal therapy on Cyberbullying and Psychological distress among adolescent students. A total number of 50 adolescent students were identified with the age range of 12-15 years, based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria from the Coimbatore district. The tools used for the study were Kessler's Scale by Kessler KC and Cyberbullying scale by Cigdem Topcu. Paired t-test was conducted for finding the statistical analysis and the result revealed that there is a significant change in the level of Cyberbullying and Psychological distress before and after the intervention. The multimodal therapy intervention is effective in reducing the levels of cyberbullying and psychological distress.


Keywords


Cyberbullying, Psychological Distress, Students, Multimodal Therapy.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15614/ijpp%2F2022%2Fv13i3%2F218205