Publication
Title
Setting a bad example : peer, parental, and celebrity norms predict celebrity bashing
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Abstract
The present study investigated the effect of descriptive and injunctive norms of peers, parents, and favorite celebrities on adolescents negative online behavior toward celebrities. The sample consisted of 1,255 adolescents (Xage = 14.17, SD = 0.47). Adolescents indicated what their peers, parents, and favorite celebrities think of celebrity bashing (injunctive norms) and whether they engage in it (descriptive norms). The adolescents also indicated how often they had participated in negative online behavior toward celebrities and peers. The results revealed that compared with injunctive norms, descriptive norms are better predictors of adolescents negative online behavior toward celebrities. Focusing on the different role models, the impact of peers was the strongest for both mild and severe forms of celebrity aggression. Moreover, the results showed that adolescents who engage in negative online behavior directed at celebrities are likely to do the same regarding peers.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of early adolescence. - Tucson, Ariz.
Journal of early adolescence. - Tucson, Ariz.
Publication
Tucson, Ariz. : 2019
ISSN
0272-4316
Volume/pages
39 :7 (2019) , p. 937-961
ISI
000475343500001
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
Project info
Examining the Effects of Media Celebrity Bashing and Celebrity Testimonials on Cyberbullying amongst Adolescents.
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 21.11.2018
Last edited 06.11.2021
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