Sociocultural values, attitudes and risk factors associated with adolescent cyberbullying in East Asia: a systematic review

Park, M.S.-A. ORCID: 0000-0002-1269-6856, Golden, K.J., Vizcaino-Vickers, S., Jidong, D. ORCID: 0000-0001-5034-0335 and Raj, S., 2021. Sociocultural values, attitudes and risk factors associated with adolescent cyberbullying in East Asia: a systematic review. Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace, 15 (1): 5. ISSN 1802-7962

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Abstract

Cyberbullying amongst adolescents is a rapidly growing and alarming global phenomenon that can significantly harm their well-being. Studying cyberbullying in East Asia is especially important, where peer pressure based on collectivistic ideals and rigid cultural scripts for social interactions remain strong. Furthermore, the countries represented in this review are amongst the top globally for internet usage, suggesting that adolescents in East Asia are likely to be excessive users of social media communication and be more exposed to various forms of cyberbullying. This systematic review summarizes findings from peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on cyberbullying amongst adolescents between the ages of 10 and 19 in East Asian countries (N = 21). SCOPUS, Google Scholar, and PsycINFO databases were searched for relevant work published between 2008 and 2020. Search strategies involved using keywords related to cyberbullying, adolescents, East Asia, and the name of each country represented in the region (China, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan). Key factors associated with cyberbullying specific to adolescents in this region are identified and discussed in this review, such as gender socialization patterns and literacy with digital media communication, emphasis on academic achievement and school factors, urban-rural digital divide, relationship with parents and teachers, and collectivistic values. The present review highlights the need to pay further attention to the sociocultural context in future cyberbullying research and calls for more context-specific cyberbullying prevention programs and awareness initiatives.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace
Creators: Park, M.S.-A., Golden, K.J., Vizcaino-Vickers, S., Jidong, D. and Raj, S.
Publisher: Masaryk University Press
Date: 16 February 2021
Volume: 15
Number: 1
ISSN: 1802-7962
Identifiers:
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10.5817/CP2021-1-5DOI
1430739Other
Rights: © 2007-2021 Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace The articles in Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 International License which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited. The author of the work thus grants Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace gratuitous non-exclusive license to use the work as specified in licence terms which are available here.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jeremy Silvester
Date Added: 14 Apr 2021 09:34
Last Modified: 31 May 2021 15:04
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/42698

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