Parent-child Communication, Social Norms, and the Development of Cyber Aggression in Early Adolescence

Anna Bullo, Peter Schulz

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Abstract

To understand the development of cyber aggression during adolescence, it is important to consider the temporal variability of its potential predictors. This study uses a four-wave survey to investigate how changes in peer norms, parental norms, and parental communication are associated with two-year trajectories of online peer aggression. The sample includes 1521 Swiss middle school students (Mage T1 = 11.54, SD = 0.40; 48% female). The results showed that over time a better parental communication quality and anti-aggression norms predicted lower rates and slower development of cyber aggression. Moreover, parental variables emerged as a quite stable deterrent of aggressive conduct. Although entrance into adolescence is characterized by the rise of peer influence, results from this study suggest that parents maintain an important protective role.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1774-1786
Numero di pagine13
RivistaJournal of Youth and Adolescence
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2022
Pubblicato esternamente

Keywords

  • Early adolescence, Parent-child communication, Cyber aggression, Social norms, Longitudinal

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