A study on the relationship between internet addiction and cyberbullying sensibility of psychological counselor candidates
The objective of this study is to determine the relationship between internet addiction levels and cyberbullying sensibility of psychological counselor candidates. The study was designed as survey model. The data of the study were collected from 216 psychological counselor candidates studying in a Turkish state university in the fields of guidance and psychological counseling. Descriptive statistical methods were utilized in analyses of the data. Because the normality condition (p <0.05) was not provided in evaluation of the data, Spearman’s rho Correlation Test, among the non-parametric tests, was employed to find the relationship between the two variables and Mann-Whitney U test was used to test if there is a significant difference between two situations. According to the findings obtained from the study, a significant level of relationship was found between internet addiction level and cyberbullying sensibility of psychology counselor candidates. Furthermore, the points of males are higher compared to females in both scales and no significant difference was determined in terms of class. The study findings were discussed in company with the relevant literature and recommendations were developed for studies to be carried out later. © The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology.