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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of the sample (\(N_{victims} = 746\))

From: To SPB or not to SPB? A mixed methods analysis of self-protective behaviours to prevent repeat victimisation from cyber abuse

Variable SPB No SPB All victims
N \(\%\) N \(\%\) N \(\%\)
Cyber abuse impact
 Victim impact (\(\mu (SD)\)) 1.36 (0.5) 0.98 (0.6) 1.13 (0.6)
Demographic characteristics
 Age (\(\mu (SD)\)) 32.7 (11.4) 30.3 (25.0) 31.2 (20.6)
 Gender (female) 189 61.4 217 48.4 405 53.7
 Race (white) 216 70.1 316 70.5 532 70.7
 Employment (employed) 249 80.8 356 79.5 603 80.7
 OVRa (prior) 211 68.5 356 79.5 565 74.9
Method of cyber abuse
 M1. Direct abusive messages 206 40.7 300 59.3 506 67.1
 M2. Indirect abuse posted online 103 40.7 150 59.3 253 33.6
 M3. Subscription to unwanted services 92 42.2 126 57.8 218 28.9
 M4. Impersonation online 68 52.3 62 47.7 130 17.2
 M5. Surveillance of online activities 99 61.9 61 38.1 160 21.2
 Number of methods of abuse (\(\mu (SD)\)) 1.85 (0.9) 1.57 (0.9) 1.68 (0.9)
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