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The Impact of Cyber Bullying on the Mental Health of Students at an Undergraduate University in India

Presented by:
Stuti Iyer, Ankita Saha, & Bhakti Bhatia (Ahmedabad University)

This study investigated the impact of cyberbullying on the mental health of college students in India. The research was conducted using sequential mixed methods; a quantitative survey (n = 160) followed by qualitative interviews (n = 4). The Chi-square test was used for the quantitative analysis, while qualitative coding was used to identify relevant categories and themes in the interviews. The statistical test indicates no significant association between the experience of being bullied and individuals’ gender. Further, the mixed method analysis revealed that the most significant effects of cyberbullying on youth were anxiety, social seclusion, and low self-esteem.