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Social Media Use And Cyberbullying Perpetration

Title: Social Media Use And Cyberbullying Perpetration: A Longitudinal Analysis.
Name(s): Barlett, Christopher P., author
Gentile, Douglas A., author
Chng, Grace, author
Li, Dongdong, author
Chamberlin, Kristina, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Journal Article
Journal Article
Date Issued: 2018-09-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Social networking (e.g., blogging and social networking website use) frequency among adolescents has increased exponentially in the last decade. An unfortunate by-product of increased communication via the Internet is cyberbullying; however, there is a paucity of longitudinal research exploring the relationships between social network use and cyberbullying in an adolescent sample. The current study used a three-wave longitudinal study of over 3000 (at Wave 1) Singaporean youth to examine whether the relationship between Wave 1 social network use and Wave 3 cyberbullying perpetration was mediated by an increase in Wave 2 development of positive cyberbullying attitudes. Results using structural equation modeling showed support for this hypotheses: Wave 1 social networking use predicted Wave 2 positive cyberbullying attitudes 2 years later. Finally, Wave 2 cyberbullying attitudes predicted Wave 3 cyberbullying perpetration 1 year later. Overall, these results suggest that social networking can be used to harm others through the development of positive cyberbullying attitudes-a link that has received very little empirical attention.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_wos_000444690200010 (IID), 10.1089/vio.2017.0047 (DOI)
Keywords: age, model, intervention, metaanalysis, behavior, predictors, risk, social media, harassment, sample-size, cyberbullying, cyberbullying attitudes, usage
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Violence and Gender.
Issue: iss. 3, vol. 5

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Barlett, C. P., Gentile, D. A., Chng, G., Li, D., & Chamberlin, K. (2018). Social Media Use And Cyberbullying Perpetration: A Longitudinal Analysis. Violence And Gender. Retrieved from