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ERIC Number: EJ1045445
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 25
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-4391
Measuring the Youth Bullying Experience: A Systematic Review of the Psychometric Properties of Available Instruments
Vessey, Judith; Strout, Tania D.; DiFazio, Rachel L.; Walker, Allison
Journal of School Health, v84 n12 p819-843 Dec 2014
Background: Bullying is a significant problem in schools and measuring this concept remains problematic. The purposes of this study were to (1) identify the published self-report measures developed to assess youth bullying; (2) evaluate their psychometric properties and instrument characteristics; and (3) evaluate the quality of identified psychometric papers evaluating youth bullying measures. Methods: A systematic review of the literature was conducted using 4 electronic databases. Data extraction and appraisal of identified instruments were completed using a standardized method and Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. Results: Thirty-one articles describing 27 self-report instruments were evaluated in our analysis. Quality assessments ranged from 18% to 91%, with 6 papers reaching or exceeding a quality score of 75%. Limited evidence supporting the reliability, validity, and responsiveness of existing youth bullying measures was identified. Conclusions: Evidence supporting the psychometric soundness of the instruments identified was limited. Many measures were in early development and additional evaluation is necessary to validate their psychometric properties. A pool of instruments possesses acceptable initial psychometric dependability for selected assessment purposes. These findings have significant implications for assessing youth bullying and designing and evaluating school-based interventions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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