A Global Perspective of Harmful Peer Aggression

Grace Skrzypiec, Shatha Ahmad Alharthi

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A comparison of countries and explanations in terms of cultural values is presented in this chapter. The findings show countries with the highest (India and The Philippines) and lowest (Taiwan and South Korea) levels of self-reported peer aggression as well as the incidence of different types of peer aggression, gender and year-level variations. Hofstede's (1980, 1983) four-dimensional framework of collectivism-individualism, power distance, uncertainty avoidance, and masculinity-femininity, hypothesised to operate on all levels of human behaviour, is used to explain country differences. Societies high on all these dimensions show higher levels of aggression than countries with lower scores.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Global Perspective of Young Adolescents' Peer Aggression and Well-being
Subtitle of host publicationBeyond Bullying
EditorsGrace Skrzypiec, Mirella Wyra, Eleni Didaskalou
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9780429426797
ISBN (Print)9781138386518
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2019


  • bullying
  • peer aggression
  • human behaviour
  • local context
  • cultural dimensions


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