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ERIC Number: EJ1166157
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1644
The Impact of Validity Screening on Associations between Self-Reports of Bullying Victimization and Student Outcomes
Jia, Yuane; Konold, Timothy R.; Cornell, Dewey; Huang, Francis
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v78 n1 p80-102 Feb 2018
Self-report surveys are widely used to measure adolescent risk behavior and academic adjustment, with results having an impact on national policy, assessment of school quality, and evaluation of school interventions. However, data obtained from self-reports can be distorted when adolescents intentionally provide inaccurate or careless responses. The current study illustrates the problem of invalid respondents in a sample (N = 52,012) from 323 high schools that responded to a statewide assessment of school climate. Two approaches for identifying invalid respondents were applied, and contrasts between the valid and invalid responses revealed differences in means, prevalence rates of student adjustment, and associations among reports of bullying victimization and student adjustment outcomes. The results lend additional support for the need to screen for invalid responders in adolescent samples.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: US Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP); National Institute of Justice (NIJ) (DOJ)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Youth Risk Behavior Survey
Grant or Contract Numbers: 2012JFFX0062; NIJ2014CKBX0004