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Can We Also Predict Electronic Peer Violence Based On the Predictors of Traditional Peer Violence?

Tena Velki orcid id ; Faculty of Educational Sciences, Osijek
Gordana Kuterovac Jagodić ; Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Zagreb

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The main aim of the study is to test whether the predictors of
traditional peer violence consistently obtained in previous
studies may also be good at predicting electronic peer
violence. The predictability of individual (age, gender, school
success), family (parental punishment, warmth, monitoring
and permissiveness) and peer variables (number of friends,
peer acceptance, previous victimization) were examined. The
study included 880 students of fifth to eighth grade.
Individual and peer variables were measured with a
Questionnaire on violence among school children (UNSD)
and parental variables with the Parental behavior
questionnaire (URP-29). The results obtained by hierarchical
regression analysis showed that the selected variables
explain about 30% of the total variance of traditional
violence and about 10% of the total variance of electronic
violence. All the assumed variables proved to be significant
predictors of traditional violence, while electronic violence
had a smaller number of significant individual and family
predictors. We can conclude that the current predictors of
traditional violence only partially explain electronic violence,
so we need to include some additional variables in order to
better predict electronic peer violence (e.g., frequency of use
of media, electronic victimization, etc.).


traditional peer violence, electronic peer violence, predictors

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