Título Is This WhatsApp Conversation Aggressive? Adolescents’ Perception of Cyber Dating Aggression
Autores Sánchez-Jiménez V. , Rodríguez-deArriba M.-L. , MUÑOZ FERNÁNDEZ, NOELIA
Publicación externa No
Medio J. Interpers. Violence
Alcance Article
Naturaleza Científica
Ámbito Internacional
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Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85109069550
DOI 10.1177/08862605211028011
Abstract This study investigated adolescents’ understanding of cyber dating aggression in terms of frequency and aggressiveness: how prevalent they perceived cyber dating aggression among adolescents and how aggressive they perceived such behaviors to be. To do so, different WhatsApp scenarios were presented to adolescents, controlling for the typology of cyber dating aggression (verbal/emotional, controlling, or sexual) and its publicity (public or private cyber dating aggression). The moderating effect of gender and moral disengagement (MD) was also analyzed. A total of 262 adolescents (56.5% girls; mean age of 14.46 years) participated in the study and answered a computer-based questionnaire. General linear models revealed that adolescents consider cyber dating aggression to be present in most adolescent romantic relationships. Controlling online behavior was perceived as the most frequent and the least aggressive behavior. Adolescents rated private cyber aggression as more frequent and less aggressive than public cyber aggressions. Controlling for gender, girls reported that cyber dating aggression was more common and more severe than boys. Moreover, participants with high levels of MD perceived cyber dating aggressions to be less aggressive than participants with medium-low MD. This study reveals the significance of the type of cyber dating aggression, the public/private dimension, gender, and MD as variables that influence adolescent understanding of cyber dating aggression. These results have implications not only for the design of cyber dating aggression prevention programs but also for future research on cyber dating aggression. © 2021 SAGE Publications.
Palabras clave adolescents; aggressiveness; cyber dating aggression; moral disengagement; perceived frequency
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