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Moderating effect of motivation for MIM use on the association between MIM bullying opportunities and MIM bullying behaviours

Title
Moderating effect of motivation for MIM use on the association between MIM bullying opportunities and MIM bullying behaviours
Authors
Shim H.Shin E.Lim S.
Ewha Authors
임소혜
SCOPUS Author ID
임소혜scopus
Issue Date
2017
Journal Title
Behaviour and Information Technology
ISSN
0144-929XJCR Link
Citation
vol. 36, no. 12, pp. 1299 - 1307
Keywords
cyber-bullyingMIM bullying behavioursMIM bullying opportunitiesMIM motivationsMobile instant messengers (MIMs)
Publisher
Taylor and Francis Ltd.
Indexed
SCIE; SSCI; SCOPUS scopus
Abstract
This study responds to a call to explain recent outbreaks of cyber-bullying on mobile instant messengers (MIMs). We examined the relationships between MIM bullying opportunities and bullying behaviours in group-chat settings while also investigating the moderating effect of adolescents’ motivations for MIM use. We gathered survey data from a sample of 417 South Korean students aged 13–17 years. The results indicate that adolescents’ perceptions of opportunities for cyber-bullying on MIMs are positively associated with their levels of engagement in bullying behaviours in MIM use. Additionally, we found a significant moderating effect of two motivations for MIM use, entertainment and convenience. We discuss the personal and social implications of our findings that engaging in cyber-bullying is affected by user perceptions and the types of gratification offered by a given medium. © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
DOI
10.1080/0144929X.2017.1384509
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