Online gaming and risks predict cyberbullying perpetration and victimization in adolescents

Fong Ching Chang, Chiung Hui Chiu, Nae-Fang Miao, Ping Hung Chen, Ching Mei Lee, Tzu Fu Huang, Yun Chieh Pan

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Abstract

Objectives: The present study examined factors associated with the emergence and cessation of youth cyberbullying and victimization in Taiwan. Methods: A total of 2,315 students from 26 high schools were assessed in the 10th grade, with follow-up performed in the 11th grade. Self-administered questionnaires were collected in 2010 and 2011. Multiple logistic regression was conducted to examine the factors. Results: Multivariate analysis results indicated that higher levels of risk factors (online game use, exposure to violence in media, internet risk behaviors, cyber/school bullying experiences) in the 10th grade coupled with an increase in risk factors from grades 10 to 11 could be used to predict the emergence of cyberbullying perpetration/victimization. In contrast, lower levels of risk factors in the 10th grade and higher levels of protective factors coupled with a decrease in risk factors predicted the cessation of cyberbullying perpetration/victimization. Conclusion: Online game use, exposure to violence in media, Internet risk behaviors, and cyber/school bullying experiences can be used to predict the emergence and cessation of youth cyberbullying perpetration and victimization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-266
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Public Health
Volume60
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Cyberbullying
  • Perpetration
  • Victimization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health(social science)

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