To examine the possibility that emotional distress was a mediator of cyber dating abuse in predicting self-esteem, a series of regression analyses were first computed.
Annual Review of Psychology, 60 , It is likely that each mode of communication could serve a different purpose based on the type of reaction the perpetrator is expecting. Psychological abuse against women by an intimate partner can take many modalities, including forms of overt and subtle abuse. This suggests that higher rates of satisfaction and investment, and lower rates for attractiveness to other alternatives predict a more committed relationship. The two forms of touch face touch and lower back touch elicited stronger jealous emotions anger, sadness, fear, and embarrassment than no touch. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 44 , Cyber dating abuse was also a significant, negative, predictor of self-esteem and showed that participants who reported higher levels of cyber dating abuse also reported lower levels of self-esteem.