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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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Cyberbullying, Cyber-Victimization, Depression, Social Media, Victimization, Kuwait

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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.





Author: Jamal Almenayes

Source: http://www.scirp.org/



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