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Getting precise and pragmatic about the assessment of bullying: The development of the California Bullying Victimization Scale.
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PMID:  21404281     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Accurate assessment of bullying is essential to intervention planning and evaluation. Limitations to many currently available self-report measures of bullying victimization include a lack of psychometric information, use of the emotionally laden term "bullying" in definition-first approaches to self-report surveys, and not assessing all components of the definition of bullying (chronicity, intentionality, and imbalance of power) in behavioral-based self-report methods. To address these limitations, we developed the California Bullying Victimization Scale (CBVS), which is a self-report scale that measures the three-part definition of bullying without the use of the term bully. We examined test-retest reliability and the concurrent and predictive validity of the CBVS across students in Grades 5-12 in four central California schools. Concurrent validity was assessed by comparing the CBVS with a common, definition-based bullying victimization measure. Predictive validity was examined through the co-administration of measures of psychological well-being. Analysis by grade and gender are included. Results support the test-retest reliability of the CBVS over a 2-week period. The CBVS was significantly, positively correlated with another bullying assessment and was related in expected directions to measures of well-being. Implications for differentiating peer victimization and bullying victimization via self-report measures are discussed. Aggr. Behav. 37:1-14, 2011. © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Erika D Felix; Jill D Sharkey; Jennifer Greif Green; Michael J Furlong; Diane Tanigawa
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-14
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Title:  Aggressive behavior     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1098-2337     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
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Created Date:  2011-3-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7502265     Medline TA:  Aggress Behav     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
University of California, Santa Barbara, California.
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