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Sharov A.A. Features of cyber aggression as a modern phenomenon of deviant activity in young people

DOI: 10.34835/issn.2308-1961.2020.6.p486-490
Features of cyber aggression as a modern phenomenon of deviant activity in young people
Alexey Aleksandrovich Sharov, the junior research associate, senior teacher, competitor, Saratov State University

The relevance is due to the need to study the cyber aggression in the youth environment. The results of the empirical study of the phenomenon under study are presented. The sample consisted of 110 respondents, aged from 18 to 25 years. Statistical procedures: application of the Kraskel-Wallis test, the posteriori comparison of data (U-Mann Whitney), the JASP software package. It is revealed that young people practice various types of cyber aggression in the virtual environment (sexting, verbal-visual cyber aggression, impersonation). In men, cyber aggression is more pronounced than in women. It was found that the overall level of cyber aggression, as well as its verbal and visual variety, is statistically significantly higher in people with the special life position than among the married and unmarried people. Conclusions are formulated that the defining role in the context of implementation of deviant acts can be played by the features of the Internet space. The frequency of cyberaggression may be due to the psychobiological gender characteristics. A high level of its manifestation in people with the special life position is dictated by unsuccessful attempts to adapt to the traditional norms of society, their rejection. It is concluded that impersonation cannot be considered as the independent type of cyber aggression, but rather as the intermediary practice that implements various variants of the socio-psychological phenomenon under consideration.
Keywords: virtual environment, cyber aggression, sexting, impersonation, socio-demographic factors.
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