However, when emotional distress was entered as a predictor of self-esteem, cyber dating abuse became non-significant, indicating full mediation.
Early-onset of dating was also a risk factor for cyber dating abuse and emotional distress. These findings add to the growing body of evidence on the negative effects of cyber dating abuse and suggest that distressing emotional reactions may underlie the deleterious consequences of this form of abuse.
The test fee is for members; for nonmembers. It is an unprecedented time in the history of human sexuality.
The APA Office of CE in Psychology retains responsibility for the program. In the United States, the age when people first marry and reproduce has been pushed back dramatically, while at the same time the age of puberty has dropped, resulting in an era in which young adults are physiologically able to reproduce but not psychologically or socially ready to "settle down" and begin a family (Bogle, 2007; Garcia & Reiber, 2008).
with dating experience and a minimum relationship duration of 3 months.
Self-report assessments of cyber dating abuse, self-esteem, and emotional distress from the relationship were completed.
Mediation analysis using multiple regressions revealed a full mediation model.
Cyber dating abuse predicted lowered self-esteem and greater emotional distress.
It should be in the library of any researcher who studies violence against women and it would also be an invaluable resource for any college faculty or administrator who seeks to provide a healthy educational environment for all students."-The Community Psychologist?
Upon successful completion of the test (a score of 75 percent or higher), you can print your CE certificate immediately.
APA will immediately send you a "Documentation of CE" certificate.
-The Community Psychologist MAUREEN PIROG-GOOD is Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University.
She has published extensively on programs for male batterers and dating violence.