Social Skills Predict Cyber Bullying Among University Students
Present research investigated the role of social skills as predictor of cyber bullying among university students. The study was based on cross sectional survey research design. Emotional Intelligence Scale (EIS) and CBVQ (adapted in present study) previously developed by Campfield (2008) was administered on the sample of 386 university students of age range of 18-30 years of public and private sector universities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad through convenient sampling. Scales depicted good internal item consistency. Results declared social skills are negatively linked with cyber bullying. Regression analysis revealed that university students with high score on social skills will experience less cyber bullying and vice versa. Hence it appeared as a significant negative predictor of cyber bullying among university students. As social skills explained significant amount of variance i.e.; R2= .03 for cyber bullying experiences.