Cybervictimization and Cyberaggression in Eastern and Western Countries: Challenges of Constructing a Cross-Culturally Appropriate Scale

Dagmar Strohmeier, Ikuko Aoyama, Petra Gradinger, Yuichi Toda

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingsChapterpeer-review

28 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The main goals of the present chapter are twofold: First, we demonstrate that bullying and ijime are not fully equivalent concepts in Eastern and Western countries, both on a theoretical level and on the level of terms used in ordinary languages. The richness of these cultural concepts has important implications for the construction of cross-culturally valid scales. Second, a procedure for developing a cross-culturally valid scale and how to establish cross-cultural validity statistically will be described by using data collected in Austria and Japan.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPrinciples of Cyberbullying Research
Subtitle of host publicationDefinitions, Measures, and Methodology
PublisherTaylor and Francis AS
Pages202-221
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781136192753
ISBN (Print)9780203084601
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Cybervictimization and Cyberaggression in Eastern and Western Countries: Challenges of Constructing a Cross-Culturally Appropriate Scale'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this