Analysis of effective factors on cyber victimization among citizen (Case study: Babolian citizens)

Document Type : Original Article


1 university of mazandaran

2 Azad university,Branch of Ayatollah Amoli.Amol,Iran.


One of the areas of criminology in recent decades is victimology. With the spread of cyberspace, we are confronting with a new type of victims called cyber victims. Cyberspace for various reasons allows a variety of crimes and victimization of criminals. It can have unfortunate consequences in the individual and social spheres. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the factors affecting cyber victimization with emphasis on the theory of daily life. This study was conducted on survey and data gathered from 384 citizens of Babol using multi-stage cluster sampling method and questionnaire. The results of the correlation test show that There is a significant relationship between the variables of daily life theory and the experience of victimization in cyberspace (diversity of cyberspace use, high-risk behaviors in cyberspace, physical protection, personal protection, attractiveness, experience of near-by victimization and lack of security and control). At the same time, the relationship between physical support and personal support is the opposite of victimization. Beta = 0.12), cyber security Beta = 0.11 had a significant effect on cyber victims, respectively. The coefficient of determination (R2) is calculated as 0.26%, respectively. This means that 26% of the changes in the "cyber victimization experience" are explained by the variables in the equation


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