ERIC Number: EJ1077596
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
Cyber Victimization and Perceived Stress: Linkages to Late Adolescents' Cyber Aggression and Psychological Functioning
Wright, Michelle F.
Youth & Society, v47 n6 p789-810 Nov 2015
The present study examined multiple sources of strain, particular cyber victimization, and perceived stress from parents, peers, and academics, in relation to late adolescents' (ages 16-18; N = 423) cyber aggression, anxiety, and depression, each assessed 1 year later (Time 2). Three-way interactions revealed that the relationship between Time 1 cyber victimization and later depression was more positive when adolescents experienced high perceived stress (i.e., parents, peers, academics) and engaged in high cyber aggression. However, Time 2 anxiety and Time 1 cyber victimization were more strongly associated at higher levels of Time 1 perceived peer stress such that cyber aggression did not have the same joint role in these associations as it did with depression. These findings indicate that dual sources of strain combined with aggressive behaviors might negatively affect adolescents' well-being, particularly their depression.
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Victims, Computer Mediated Communication, Aggression, Bullying, Mental Health, Depression (Psychology), Late Adolescents, Anxiety, Interaction, Correlation, Well Being, Parent Child Relationship, Peer Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship, Grade 11, Grade 12, Questionnaires, Measures (Individuals), Factor Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 11; Secondary Education; High Schools; Grade 12
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Beck Anxiety Inventory; Beck Depression Inventory