WCSE 2016
ISBN: 978-981-11-0008-6 DOI: 10.18178/wcse.2016.06.055

Evolution Model of Friendship Network and Bully/Victim for Adolescence

Chyi-In Wu, Hsieh-Hua Yang

Abstract— Social network formation is an evolution process. Many behavioral factors have been proposed to account for friendship network stability. Bullying behavior occurs within the interaction process and causes another person injury as a victim. It may violate friendship. van Duijn et al. (2003) proposed the concept of visible and invisible variables to explain how changes in the network structure. The objective of the research is to construct the evolution model of friendship network and bully/victim, and scrutinize the visible or invisible trait of bullying and the experience of victimization. The program SIENA was applied to estimate the models for the evolution of social networks according to the dynamic actor-oriented model. The result showed that gender is a robust visible variable, while bullying and victimization play visible and invisible role to exert effect on friendship network evolution. The implication is discussed.

Index Terms— evolution model, friendship network, adolescence, bullying, victimization

Chyi-In Wu
Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, TAIWAN
Hsieh-Hua Yang
Oriental Institute of Technology, TAIWAN


Cite: Chyi-In Wu, Hsieh-Hua Yang, "Evolution Model of Friendship Network and Bully/Victim for Adolescence," Proceedings of 2016 6th International Workshop on Computer Science and Engineering, pp. 351-354, Tokyo, 17-19 June, 2016.