Date Presented

2007

Document Type

Thesis

Access Type

1

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Department

Philosophy

First Advisor

Alisha Walker Marciano

Second Advisor

Keith Corodimas

Third Advisor

Virginia Cylke

Abstract

The current study aimed to investigate the effects of cyber harassment status and sex on self-esteem and depression levels. Participants consisted of 136 college-aged students. It was expected that instigators of cyber harassment would have the lowest self-esteem levels and victims would have higher depressive symptoms. It was hypothesized that females would show lower self-esteem and higher depressive symptoms than males. It was also expected that the victims of cyber harassment would report higher levels of depressive symptoms. Consequently, it was hypothesized that females who were victims would report more depressive symptoms than others. The data was analyzed by two-way ANOVA's. The findings did not show a significant relationship between cyber harassment and sex on depression, however there were significant findings for the self-esteem variable.

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