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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Youth and Adolescence 1/2015

01-01-2015 | Empirical Research

Cyber Aggression Within Adolescents’ Romantic Relationships: Linkages to Parental and Partner Attachment

Auteur: Michelle F. Wright

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Youth and Adolescence | Uitgave 1/2015

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Abstract

Extensive research has examined face-to-face aggression within adolescents’ romantic relationships, but little attention has been given to the role of electronic technologies in adolescents’ perpetuation of these behaviors. Thus, this study examined the relationship of anxious and avoidant partner attachments to partner-directed cyber aggression, assessed 1 year later among 600 adolescents (54 % female). After accounting for gender and previous behaviors, anxious partner attachment was related to later partner-directed cyber aggression. In addition, insecure parental attachment from adolescents’ mothers was related positively to insecure partner attachment and had an indirect effect on their partner-directed cyber aggression through the mediation of anxious partner attachment. This study provides insight into the impact of electronic technologies on adolescents’ romantic relationships.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Cyber Aggression Within Adolescents’ Romantic Relationships: Linkages to Parental and Partner Attachment
Auteur
Michelle F. Wright
Publicatiedatum
01-01-2015
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Youth and Adolescence / Uitgave 1/2015
Print ISSN: 0047-2891
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-6601
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-014-0147-2