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ERIC Number: EJ943101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0886-2605
Hurtful Cyber-Teasing and Violence: Who's Laughing out Loud?
Madlock, Paul E.; Westerman, David
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v26 n17 p3542-3560 Nov 2011
The current study sought to specifically examine the affect of teasing by way of technology (cyber-teasing) and the importance of the redressive component of a tease. A triangulated approach was used here to gain better insight into the concept of "hurtful" cyber-teasing between romantic partners. A pretheoretical model was developed highlighting the possible associations between teasing via technology and relational outcomes. Findings provide researchers with the prevalence of hurtful cyber-teasing and the associated personal and relational outcomes. In addition, the relationship between hurtful cyber-teasing and the reasons why certain messages escalated into face-to-face verbal aggression and physical violence were also revealed. These results are discussed in light of the inability of technology to fully transmit the redressive nonverbal component of a cyber-tease. (Contains 1 figure and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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