Online Hate Speech Victimization and Depressive Symptoms Among Adolescents: The Protective Role of Resilience (CYBERPSYCHOLOGY, BEHAVIOR, AND SOCIAL NETWORKING)

Regression analyses revealed that OHSV was positively linked to depressive symptoms. In addition, victims of online hate speech were less likely to report depressive symptoms when they reported average or high levels of resilience (i.e., social competence, personal competence, structured style, social resources, and family cohesion) compared with those with low levels of resilience. Our findings highlight the need for the development of intervention programs and the relevance of focusing on internal and external developmental assets to mitigate negative outcomes for victims of online hate speech.

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