Here is the research we’ve found on cyberbullying in Japan, with the most recent first. Please email us if you have any articles to add with the details ordered in the same format as the others.


Author(s): Udris, R.

Year: 2014

Title: Cyberbullying among high school students in Japan: Development and validation of the Online Disinhibition Scale.

Journal: Computers in Human Behavior

URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0747563214004944

Abstract: Recent research has revealed some factors that contribute to cyberbullying, but the role of online disinhibition remains an area for further clarification. This study examined online disinhibition and cyberbullying behavior among Japanese adolescents. A sample of 887 high school students (mean age 16.31) were administered a survey about their cyberbullying experience. The questionnaire included the Online Disinhibition Scale (ODS), a new 11 item instrument developed to assess online disinhibition levels. In order to validate ODS, exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) were conducted. EFA yielded two factors subsequently named “benign disinhibition” and “toxic disinhibition”. Results from CFA supported the two factor solution as an acceptable model fit. Logistic regression analyses showed that online disinhibition was significantly associated with cyberbullying.

Citation: Udris, R. (2014). Cyberbullying among high school students in Japan: Development and validation of the Online Disinhibition Scale. Computers in Human Behavior, 41, 253-261.