Certificate for Best Paper Award of the 12th International Conference on Social Computing and Social Media
The award has been conferred to
Oronzo Parlangeli, Enrica Marchigiani, Stefano Guidi, Margherita Bracci,
Alessandro Andreadis, Riccardo Zambon (University of Siena, Italy)
for the paper entitled
"I Do It Because I Feel That... Moral Disengagement and Emotions in Cyberbullying and Cybervictimisation"
Presented in the context of
HCI International 2020
19-24 July 2020
"Few studies have jointly explored the role of factors such as the use of social media, the personality characteristics of young people, the use of thinking mechanisms aimed at moral disengagement, and the emotions experienced in relation to cyberbullying and cybervictimisation behaviour. The analysis presented here, carried out through a questionnaire distributed online and filled in by 655 Italian high school students, allowed to highlight the relationships between these variables. In particular, it emerged that the phenomena of cyberbullying and cybervictimisation are related to the time spent online and to the mechanisms of moral disengagement, which in turn are related to the personality trait of agreeableness. Emotions experienced are most clearly positive in cases of cyberbullying and negative for the victims. This correspondence, however, is reversed in bullies who resort more to thoughts aimed at moral disengagement and feel more negative emotions. The same reversal seems to occur in the victims who, in correspondence with an increased use of the mechanisms of moral disengagement, report to feel more positive emotions."
The full paper is available through SpringerLink, provided that you have proper access rights.