American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Predictive Indicators of Victimization and Aggression in Cyber Contexts
Inmaculada Fernández-Antelo, Isabel Cuadrado-Gordillo

Many researchers agree that exist a high level of agreement between the behaviour that adolescents manifest in their off-line and on-line lives. This study's objective was to determine whether the gender of those involved, as well as the forms of aggression experienced both in presential and virtual scenarios, are predictive indicators of the violent behaviour of aggressive-victims. The participant sample was 1648 spanish adolescents of 12-16 years in age (48.9% girls). The instrument used was a questionnaire designed to identify and define the profile of the aggressive-victim. The results show the existence of four categories of aggressive-victims. Three predictive indicators of the abusive behaviour of the aggressive-victims were identified: continuity between contexts, type of abuse suffered, and the gender of those involved. These indicators allow to extract profiles of the different types of aggressive-victims which facilitate the design of anti-bullying specific programs.

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