I'm Watching You: Cyberstalking Behaviors Of University Students In Romantic Relationships

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Cathy Marcum, Associate Professor and Curriculum Coordinator (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: https://library.appstate.edu/

Abstract: As technology has become an ever-present facet in the lives of young people, they have become reliant on it to form and maintain relationships. It has also helped facilitate negative relationship behaviors, such as the monitoring of romantic partners without their permission (aka cyberstalking). The purpose of this study is to investigate theoretical predictors of cyberstalking in a sample of university students by applying General Theory of Crime and Social Learning Theory. Results indicated that low self-control and deviant peer association are significant predictors of cyberstalking, specifically attempting to log-in to a person’s social media, as well as social media presence and sex.

Additional Information

Marcum, C.D., Higgins, G.E. & Nicholson, J. I’m Watching You: Cyberstalking Behaviors of University Students in Romantic Relationships. Am J Crim Just 42, 373–388 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12103-016-9358-2. Publisher version of record available at: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12103-016-9358-2
Language: English
Date: 2016
Cyberstalking, Internet, Victimization, Relationships

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