Skip navigation

Meaning and Usage of a Term for Bullying-Like Phenomena in South Korea: A Lifespan Perspective

Meaning and Usage of a Term for Bullying-Like Phenomena in South Korea: A Lifespan Perspective

Lee, Seung ha, Smith, Peter K and Monks, Claire P. ORCID: 0000-0003-2638-181X (2012) Meaning and Usage of a Term for Bullying-Like Phenomena in South Korea: A Lifespan Perspective. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 31 (3). pp. 342-349. ISSN 0261-927X (Print), 1552-6526 (Online) (doi:10.1177/0261927X12446602)

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

This study investigates the meaning and usage of the term wang-ta and other terms for bullying-like phenomena in an Eastern culture, South Korea. Data were obtained from 113 participants, ranging from young children to adults. Age-related differences in usage were found, in part developmental, but also suggesting some recent historical changes perhaps due to fashion in usage of terms especially in adolescence. Nevertheless, the term wang-ta and related terms all emphasize social exclusion, and this is argued to reflect the collectivistic nature of South Korean society.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: bullying, aggression, collectivism, fashion, wang-ta
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care
School of Health & Social Care > Department of Psychology & Counselling
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:21
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/8579

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item