Online Intrusiveness, online jealousy and dating aggression in young adults: a cross-national study (Spain-Italy)

Author/s Virginia Sànchez, Noelia Munoz, Annalaura Nocentini, Rosario Ortega-Ruiz, Ersilia Menesini
Publishing Year 2014 Issue 2014/3 Language English
Pages 19 P. 47-65 File size 108 KB
DOI 10.3280/MAL2014-003004
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The current study aims to analyze the impact of online and conventional couple quality on the explanation of dating aggression in Spain and Italy. 312 Italian and 430 Spanish university students participated in the study. Logistic regression analysis showed that conflicts increased the likelihood to be involved in psychological and physical aggression in both countries. Transgressive behavior increased the odds of being involved in physical and psychological aggression in Spain and in psychological aggression in Italy. Online intrusiveness influenced Spanish participants’ involvement in physical and psychological dating aggression while online jealousy was the main predictor of both types of aggression in Italy. Results are discussed in terms of the insecurity that seems to characterize dating aggression in young adulthood.

Keywords: Dating aggression, conflicts, online intrusiveness, online jealousy, young adults.

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Virginia Sànchez, Noelia Munoz, Annalaura Nocentini, Rosario Ortega-Ruiz, Ersilia Menesini, Online Intrusiveness, online jealousy and dating aggression in young adults: a cross-national study (Spain-Italy) in "MALTRATTAMENTO E ABUSO ALL’INFANZIA" 3/2014, pp 47-65, DOI: 10.3280/MAL2014-003004