Longitudinal Investigation of the Associations Between Adolescents' Popularity and Cyber Social Behaviors

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

31 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

As adolescents become increasingly immersed in electronic technologies, popular adolescents may act in similar ways online as they do offline. This longitudinal study employed peer nominations and self-reports to examine perceived popularity and social preference in relation to cyber social behaviors among 256 adolescents during the fall (T1) and spring (T2). Linear associations were found between T1 popularity types (i.e., perceived popularity, social preference) and T2 cyber prosocial behavior. On the other hand, both linear and curvilinear associations were found between T1 popularity types and T2 cyber aggression. In particular, T2 cyber aggression was elevated at higher levels of T1 perceived popularity and lower levels of T1 social preference. Taken together, these findings suggest that the relations between both popularity types and cyber social behaviors follow similar patterns as face-to-face social behaviors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-314
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of School Violence
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Fingerprint

social behavior
popularity
adolescent
aggression
longitudinal study
electronics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

Cite this

@article{b0f9b2d5eec244469cf157e6541e509f,
title = "Longitudinal Investigation of the Associations Between Adolescents' Popularity and Cyber Social Behaviors",
abstract = "As adolescents become increasingly immersed in electronic technologies, popular adolescents may act in similar ways online as they do offline. This longitudinal study employed peer nominations and self-reports to examine perceived popularity and social preference in relation to cyber social behaviors among 256 adolescents during the fall (T1) and spring (T2). Linear associations were found between T1 popularity types (i.e., perceived popularity, social preference) and T2 cyber prosocial behavior. On the other hand, both linear and curvilinear associations were found between T1 popularity types and T2 cyber aggression. In particular, T2 cyber aggression was elevated at higher levels of T1 perceived popularity and lower levels of T1 social preference. Taken together, these findings suggest that the relations between both popularity types and cyber social behaviors follow similar patterns as face-to-face social behaviors.",
author = "Wright, {Michelle Faye}",
year = "2014",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1080/15388220.2013.849201",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "13",
pages = "291--314",
journal = "Journal of School Violence",
issn = "1538-8220",
publisher = "Routledge",
number = "3",

}

Longitudinal Investigation of the Associations Between Adolescents' Popularity and Cyber Social Behaviors. / Wright, Michelle Faye.

In: Journal of School Violence, Vol. 13, No. 3, 01.01.2014, p. 291-314.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Longitudinal Investigation of the Associations Between Adolescents' Popularity and Cyber Social Behaviors

AU - Wright, Michelle Faye

PY - 2014/1/1

Y1 - 2014/1/1

N2 - As adolescents become increasingly immersed in electronic technologies, popular adolescents may act in similar ways online as they do offline. This longitudinal study employed peer nominations and self-reports to examine perceived popularity and social preference in relation to cyber social behaviors among 256 adolescents during the fall (T1) and spring (T2). Linear associations were found between T1 popularity types (i.e., perceived popularity, social preference) and T2 cyber prosocial behavior. On the other hand, both linear and curvilinear associations were found between T1 popularity types and T2 cyber aggression. In particular, T2 cyber aggression was elevated at higher levels of T1 perceived popularity and lower levels of T1 social preference. Taken together, these findings suggest that the relations between both popularity types and cyber social behaviors follow similar patterns as face-to-face social behaviors.

AB - As adolescents become increasingly immersed in electronic technologies, popular adolescents may act in similar ways online as they do offline. This longitudinal study employed peer nominations and self-reports to examine perceived popularity and social preference in relation to cyber social behaviors among 256 adolescents during the fall (T1) and spring (T2). Linear associations were found between T1 popularity types (i.e., perceived popularity, social preference) and T2 cyber prosocial behavior. On the other hand, both linear and curvilinear associations were found between T1 popularity types and T2 cyber aggression. In particular, T2 cyber aggression was elevated at higher levels of T1 perceived popularity and lower levels of T1 social preference. Taken together, these findings suggest that the relations between both popularity types and cyber social behaviors follow similar patterns as face-to-face social behaviors.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84901244597&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84901244597&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/15388220.2013.849201

DO - 10.1080/15388220.2013.849201

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84901244597

VL - 13

SP - 291

EP - 314

JO - Journal of School Violence

JF - Journal of School Violence

SN - 1538-8220

IS - 3

ER -