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Understanding the relationship between proactive and reactive aggression, and cyberbullying across United States and Singapore adolescent samples.
J Interpers Violence. 2014 Jan; 29(2):237-54.JI

Abstract

This study examined cyberbullying among adolescents across United States and Singapore samples. Specifically, the purpose of the investigation was to study the differential associations between proactive and reactive aggression, and cyberbullying across two cultures. A total of 425 adolescents from the United States (M age = 13 years) and a total of 332 adolescents from Singapore (M age = 14.2 years) participated in the study. Results of the moderator analyses suggested that nationality was not a moderator of the relationship between proactive aggression and cyberbullying, and between reactive aggression and cyberbullying. As expected, findings showed proactive aggression to be positively associated with cyberbullying, after controlling for reactive aggression, across both samples. Likewise, as hypothesized, reactive aggression and cyberbullying was not found to be significant after controlling for proactive aggression across both samples. Implications of these findings were discussed: (a) Proactive aggression is a possible risk factor for both bullying and cyberbullying; (b) proactive and reactive aggression could be argued to be distinct as they have different correlates-only proactive aggression contributed to cyberbullying after controlling for reactive aggression; (c) this research extends previous work and contributes toward cross-cultural work using similar and comparable measures across different samples; and (d) prevention and intervention programs targeted at proactive aggressive adolescents could adopt a two-pronged approach by changing mind sets, and by understanding and adopting a set of rules for Internet etiquette.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24106145

Citation

Ang, Rebecca P., et al. "Understanding the Relationship Between Proactive and Reactive Aggression, and Cyberbullying Across United States and Singapore Adolescent Samples." Journal of Interpersonal Violence, vol. 29, no. 2, 2014, pp. 237-54.
Ang RP, Huan VS, Florell D. Understanding the relationship between proactive and reactive aggression, and cyberbullying across United States and Singapore adolescent samples. J Interpers Violence. 2014;29(2):237-54.
Ang, R. P., Huan, V. S., & Florell, D. (2014). Understanding the relationship between proactive and reactive aggression, and cyberbullying across United States and Singapore adolescent samples. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 29(2), 237-54. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260513505149
Ang RP, Huan VS, Florell D. Understanding the Relationship Between Proactive and Reactive Aggression, and Cyberbullying Across United States and Singapore Adolescent Samples. J Interpers Violence. 2014;29(2):237-54. PubMed PMID: 24106145.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Understanding the relationship between proactive and reactive aggression, and cyberbullying across United States and Singapore adolescent samples. AU - Ang,Rebecca P, AU - Huan,Vivien S, AU - Florell,Dan, Y1 - 2013/10/07/ PY - 2013/10/10/entrez PY - 2013/10/10/pubmed PY - 2014/7/30/medline KW - adolescents KW - cross-cultural KW - cyberbullying KW - proactive aggression KW - reactive aggression SP - 237 EP - 54 JF - Journal of interpersonal violence JO - J Interpers Violence VL - 29 IS - 2 N2 - This study examined cyberbullying among adolescents across United States and Singapore samples. Specifically, the purpose of the investigation was to study the differential associations between proactive and reactive aggression, and cyberbullying across two cultures. A total of 425 adolescents from the United States (M age = 13 years) and a total of 332 adolescents from Singapore (M age = 14.2 years) participated in the study. Results of the moderator analyses suggested that nationality was not a moderator of the relationship between proactive aggression and cyberbullying, and between reactive aggression and cyberbullying. As expected, findings showed proactive aggression to be positively associated with cyberbullying, after controlling for reactive aggression, across both samples. Likewise, as hypothesized, reactive aggression and cyberbullying was not found to be significant after controlling for proactive aggression across both samples. Implications of these findings were discussed: (a) Proactive aggression is a possible risk factor for both bullying and cyberbullying; (b) proactive and reactive aggression could be argued to be distinct as they have different correlates-only proactive aggression contributed to cyberbullying after controlling for reactive aggression; (c) this research extends previous work and contributes toward cross-cultural work using similar and comparable measures across different samples; and (d) prevention and intervention programs targeted at proactive aggressive adolescents could adopt a two-pronged approach by changing mind sets, and by understanding and adopting a set of rules for Internet etiquette. SN - 1552-6518 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24106145/Understanding_the_relationship_between_proactive_and_reactive_aggression_and_cyberbullying_across_United_States_and_Singapore_adolescent_samples_ L2 - http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0886260513505149?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -