ERIC Number: EJ1062416
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Domain-Specific Self-Concept in Relation to Traditional and Cyber Peer Aggression
Toledano, Shanee; Werch, Brittany L.; Wiens, Brenda A.
Journal of School Violence, v14 n4 p405-423 2015
Individuals who aggress against others have been described both as having overall low self-concept and as having high, inflated self-concept. The conceptualization of self-concept as domain specific provides an alternate means to resolving this controversy. In this study, 223 middle school students completed self-report measures assessing self-concept across six domains as well as engagement in peer aggression, including cyber aggression. Hierarchical regression analyses revealed that individuals who reported engaging in higher levels of traditional and cyber peer aggression reported significantly lower self-concept in the domains of behavioral adjustment, intellectual and school status, and happiness and satisfaction. Higher levels of traditional and cyber peer aggression were not significantly related to self-concept in the domains of popularity, physical appearance and attributes, and freedom from anxiety. Implications for research and practice are discussed.
Descriptors: Aggression, Bullying, Peer Relationship, Self Concept, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Computer Mediated Communication, Regression (Statistics), Psychological Patterns, Anxiety, Self Esteem, Student Characteristics, Victims, Grade 7, Grade 8, Rural Schools, Questionnaires, Factor Analysis, Gender Differences, Interpersonal Attraction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 7; Elementary Education; Grade 8
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Piers Harris Childrens Self Concept Scale