Jonathan S. Gore
Previous research has examined different factors relating to cyber bullying, but no one has specifically looked at how empathy, exploitative narcissism, and gender contribute to cyber bullying. We hypothesize that all three factors, empathy, exploitative narcissism, and gender, will uniquely contribute to cyber bullying. Middle schoolers (n = 851) completed surveys measuring each of these factors. A series of regression analyses found that exploitative narcissism and low empathy uniquely contribute to cyber bullying. However, there was not a significant finding for gender. The results from this analysis suggest that individuals who exhibit exploitative narcissism and low empathy are more likely to partake in cyber bullying.