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Factors Associating with Social Media related Crime Victimization: Evidence from the Undergraduates at a Public University in Sri Lanka

Suresh Nalaka; Hemantha Diunugala

In this paper the point of view of factors associating with social media related crimes victimization of youth are investigated with regards to University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka; university community due to its large numeral of youth population. In this study, stratified sampling technique has been applied on 420 (Four hundred and twenty) undergraduate sample populations through dictating faculties. A web based and paper-based questionnaire has been used to collect data. In order to reach the aim statistic techniques, such as descriptive analysis, binomial test, index construction, chi-square test and logistic regression are worked out. Consequently, relationship with family, income level, digital literacy, awareness, security management, privacy concentration, number of Facebook friends, hours spending on online, purpose of online surfing variables are found to significantly impact on social media related crime victimization of youth and 0.738, 1.814, 0.554, 0.591, 0.402, 0.511, 1.001, 1.147, and 0.029 odd ratios identified the influence characteristics.

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