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Validation of Measures of Cyber Bullying Perpetration and Victimization in Emerging Adulthood

Title: Validation of Measures of Cyber Bullying Perpetration and Victimization in Emerging Adulthood.
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Name(s): Lee, Jungup, author
Abell, Neil, author
Holmes, Jennifer L., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2015-03-31
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Objective: Cyber bullying represents a new and alarming form of bullying that potentially leads to serious and long-lasting consequences for young people; yet, there is a dearth of research on the assessment of cyber bullying behaviors among emerging adults. Thus, this study aims to close this gap by assessing the development and validation of the cyber bullying behavior scales for application in social work research and practice settings. Methods: Two scales of Cyber Bullying Perpetration (CBP) and Cyber Bullying Victimization (CBV) were validated using a purposive sample of 286 undergraduate students aged 18 to 25. Results: Both CBP and CBV scales showed excellent reliability (α = .93 for CBP and α = .95 for CBV); good fit; and strong convergent validity. Conclusions: The cyber bullying behavior scales provide valid and reliable measures of emerging adults’ bullying behaviors. Implications for further social work research and practice are discussed.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1460388046 (IID), 10.1177/1049731515578535 (DOI)
Keywords: scale development, scale validation, cyber bullying perpetration, cyber bullying victimization, emerging adulthood
Publication Note: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Sage in Research on Social Work Practice on March 31st, 2015, available online: http://rsw.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/03/30/1049731515578535.full.pdf+html.
Preferred Citation: Lee, J., Abell, N., & Holmes, J. (2015). Validation of Measures of Cyber Bullying Perpetration and Victimization in Emerging Adulthood. Research on Social Work Practice, 1-12. doi:10.1177/1049731515578535
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1460388046
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Research on Social Work Practice.

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Lee, J., Abell, N., & Holmes, J. L. (2015). Validation of Measures of Cyber Bullying Perpetration and Victimization in Emerging Adulthood. Research On Social Work Practice. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1460388046