Title
Help, I am losing control! Examining the reporting of sexual harassment by adolescents to social networking sites Help, I am losing control! Examining the reporting of sexual harassment by adolescents to social networking sites
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Communication Sciences
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
New Rochelle, N.Y. ,
Subject
Psychology
Mass communications
Source (journal)
Cyberpsychology, behavior, and social networking. - New Rochelle, N.Y., 2010, currens
Volume/pages
19(2016) :1 , p. 16-22
ISSN
2152-2715
ISI
000368539800004
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Sexual harassment is often encountered by adolescents on social networking sites (SNS). One option to cope with a situation of harassment on SNS is to alarm the provider by reporting the transgressive content. It is yet unclear what the determinants of reporting a sexual harassment situation on SNS are, as well as the subsequent actions to these reports from the part of the SNS provider. In this article, we seek to address these gaps, and in particular examine whether control-by-the-self over the situation and negative emotions play a role in the reporting of sexual harassment on SNS. Findings indicate that a low situational control-by-the-self, indirectly (namely through a higher experience of negative emotions such as anger and shame) increases the reporting of sexual harassment by the victim. Public visibility of the incident and the impossibility to remove the content reduce the situational control-by-the-self. Results further suggest that SNS providers often ignore reported situations of sexual harassment. The study concludes with suggestions for responses to reported harassment on SNS, which should be directed toward increasing behavioral control and thereby alleviating negative emotions.
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https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/0d12e5/131547.pdf
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