Cyberbullying and Depression Among Adolescents in an Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital

dc.contributor.authorFlorang, Jesse
dc.contributor.authorJensen, Linda Welch
dc.contributor.authorGoetz, Suzanne Barnum
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-18T16:30:15Z
dc.date.available2019-09-18T16:30:15Z
dc.date.issued2018-08
dc.description.abstractWhile cyberbullying has been tied to mental health problems, there is a lack of research related to this phenomenon and associated psychopathology among the adolescent inpatient psychiatric hospital population. Objective: To examine the relationship between cyber aggression, cyber victimization, and depression among adolescents (N = 100) in an acute inpatient psychiatric setting. Method: We utilized the Cyber Peer Experiences Questionnaire and the Center for Epidemiological Studies- Depression Scale to obtain information related to cyberbullying and depression. Results: The findings indicate 95% prevalence rate of cyber victimization and 94% prevalence rate of cyber aggression among participants, during the previous two months. The findings also indicated there was a significant difference between the association of gender and cyber victimization (t = 4.12, df = 69, p = 0.01) and gender and cyber aggression (t = 2.36, df = 48, p ≤ 0.02). Ninety nine percent of females reported experiencing cyber victimization (M = 25.53) at least once in the previous two months, compared to 87% of males (M = 20.10). Additionally, 97% of females reported participating in cyber aggression (M = 20.31) at least once in the previous two months, compared to 87% of males (M = 17.73). The findings also indicated a significant association between cyber victimization and depression (r = 0.218, p ≤ 0.03) and adolescents who reported experiencing cyber victimization were significantly likely to engage in cyber aggression (r = .555, p ≤ 0.01). Conclusions: Inpatient psychiatric hospitals need to update assessment and treatment procedures to account for the impact cyberbullying has on the adolescent population.en_US
dc.identifier.citationFlorang, J., Jensen, L. W., & Goetz, S. B. (2018). Cyberbullying and Depression Among Adolescents in an Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital. Adolescent Psychiatry, 8(2), 133.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2210-6766
dc.identifier.otherDOI:10.2174/2210676608666180515121256
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12266/57
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherBethamscienceen_US
dc.subjectAdolescents, cyber aggression, cyberbully, cyber victimization, depressionen_US
dc.titleCyberbullying and Depression Among Adolescents in an Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitalen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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