ERIC Number: EJ1032420
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Longitudinal Investigation of the Associations between Adolescents' Popularity and Cyber Social Behaviors
Wright, Michelle F.
Journal of School Violence, v13 n3 p291-314 2014
As adolescents become increasingly immersed in electronic technologies, popular adolescents may act in similar ways online as they do offline. This longitudinal study employed peer nominations and self-reports to examine perceived popularity and social preference in relation to cyber social behaviors among 256 adolescents during the fall (T1) and spring (T2). Linear associations were found between T1 popularity types (i.e., perceived popularity, social preference) and T2 cyber prosocial behavior. On the other hand, both linear and curvilinear associations were found between T1 popularity types and T2 cyber aggression. In particular, T2 cyber aggression was elevated at higher levels of T1 perceived popularity and lower levels of T1 social preference. Taken together, these findings suggest that the relations between both popularity types and cyber social behaviors follow similar patterns as face-to-face social behaviors.
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Correlation, Adolescents, Peer Relationship, Bullying, Antisocial Behavior, Computer Mediated Communication, Social Influences, Aggression, Middle School Students, Regression (Statistics), Interaction, Gender Differences, Predictor Variables, Prosocial Behavior
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Junior High Schools; Grade 6; Grade 8; Grade 7; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois