Social Networking

Volume 6, Issue 3 (July 2017)

ISSN Print: 2169-3285   ISSN Online: 2169-3323

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The Relationship between Cyberbullying Victimization and Depression: The Moderating Effects of Gender and Age

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DOI: 10.4236/sn.2017.63014    2,186 Downloads   4,061 Views  Citations
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Using cross-sectional, self-report data this study investigates the effect of cyberbullying victimization on depression with gender and age as moderating factors. The sample (n = 1400) consisted of students in a large public university in Kuwait. First, the results show that gender was a significant predictor of depression with females being higher than males on this measure. Second, age was a significant negative predictor with older subjects less likely than younger ones to experience depression. Finally, the study examined the interaction effect of gender and age with cyber-victimization. Results indicate that there is no significant interaction effect between gender and cyber-victimization. However, a significant interaction effect exists between age and cyber-victimization. Older subjects are likely to suffer more depression when exposed to cyber-victimization than younger ones.

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Almenayes, J. (2017) The Relationship between Cyberbullying Victimization and Depression: The Moderating Effects of Gender and Age. Social Networking, 6, 215-223. doi: 10.4236/sn.2017.63014.

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