Cultural Values, Happiness and Harmful Peer Aggression Reported by Adolescents Across 12 World Regions

Grace Skrzypiec, Chih-Chien Yang, Juzhe Xi, Mirella Wyra, Iwona Sikorska, Damanjit Sandhu, Christina Roussi-Vergou, Eva Romera, Rosario Ortega-Ruiz, Dorit Olenik-Shemesh, Soonjung Kwon, Soon-Won Kang, Tali Heiman, Annalisa Guarini, Eleni Didaskalou, Antonella Brighi, Ulil Amri Nasiruddin, Earvin Alinsug

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Our study found that the prevalence of harmful adolescent peer aggression varied between 12 locations. These differences were partly associated with Hofstede’s cultural dimensions, although there was no apparent association of harmful adolescent peer aggression with the cultural dimensions of individualism-collectivism and indulgence versus restraint. Uncertainty avoidance showed the strongest relationship with harmful adolescent peer aggression, but only in locations where scores on this cultural dimension were above a threshold of 60. Overall, our findings suggest that Hofstede’s cultural dimensions could be adult-centric and not very useful for explaining harmful adolescent peer aggression in different countries.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal Perspectives on Education Research, Vol. II
Subtitle of host publicationFacing Challenges and Enabling Spaces to Support Learning
EditorsLiesel Ebersohn, Ingrid Gogolin
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9781003147145
ISBN (Print)9780367705992, 9780367705985
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2023


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