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Deviant Behavior of Young People: Some Aspects and Mechanism of Transfer from Real to Virtual Settings

A. A. Sharov

The paper is concerned with the study of peculiarities of youth deviant behavior in real and virtual life. A proprietary methodology was used to reveal specific character of deviant behavior. The sampling included 200 people. Moderate positive relationship between real and virtual deviant behavior has been revealed, the former being prevalent. Gender was also found to have a certain influence upon the ratio of the patterns of the behavior mentioned above, with male counterparts having real deviant behavior prevail over virtual one. In adolescence deviant behavior in real setting dominates over deviant behavior in virtual settings. Thus part of deviant social behavior shifts to cyberspace. This kind of the transfer mechanism may be explained by the online disinhibition effect.

About the Authors

Sharov Alexey Aleksandrovich, Postgraduatet, Junior Research Scientist, Department of Social Psychology of Education and Development, Saratov State University, 83, Astrakhanskaya st., Saratov, 410012, Russian Federation, e-mail: sha555da@mail.ru

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Sharov A.A. Deviant Behavior of Young People: Some Aspects and Mechanism of Transfer from Real to Virtual Settings. The Bulletin of Irkutsk State University. Series Psychology, 2019, vol. 28, pp. 103-109. https://doi.org/10.26516/2304-1226.2019.28.103 (in Russian)

virtual settings, addiction, deviant behavior, cyberspace

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