E3S Web Conf.
Volume 210, 2020Innovative Technologies in Science and Education (ITSE-2020)
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Psychology of Human-Environment Interactions|
|Published online||04 December 2020|
Psychological causes of cyber-aggression in orphaned adolescents
Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, Institute of Psychology, 191186, Saint Petersburg, Russia
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The article presents the results of a study aimed at analyzing and comparing the psychological causes of cyber-aggression in adolescents living in a parent family and an orphanage. The empirical research is based K.S. Runions’s theory cyber-aggression . K.S. Runions describes cyber-aggression of adolescents through their motivational goals and ability to behavioral self-control. Data collection was carried out using a Typological Questionnaire of cyber-aggression, a projective drawing "Man in the rain", and a Questionnaire for assessing the involvement of adolescents in Internet communication. The study involved 223 adolescents aged 10-17 (22% from orphanages. Participation in the study was voluntary, and everyone had the informed consent. The results show that adolescents raised in orphanages are more clearly prone to cyber-aggression, especially in the case of impulsive-aversive and controlled-appetitive forms. Adolescents, generally, are more willing to display appetitive forms of cyber-aggression; they are able to show aggression against other users for the sake of reward and entertainment. The results of the study showed that the tendency to cyber-aggression correlates with sociability and hostility of the world, and in adolescents from parental families with the need for communication, demonstrativeness and aggression in adolescents left without parental care.
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