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NCJ Number: 249663 Find in a Library
Title: Question Order Affects the Measurement of Bullying Victimization Among Middle School Students
Journal: Educational and Psychological Measurement  Dated:December 2015
Author(s): F. L. Huang; D. G. Cornell
Date Published: December 2015
Page Count: 0
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2012-JF-FX-0062
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Survey
Format: Article; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The findings of this study raise questions about the accuracy of several widely used bullying surveys.
Abstract: Bullying among youth is recognized as a serious student problem, especially in middle school. The most common approach to measuring bullying is through student self-report surveys that ask questions about different types of bullying victimization. Although prior studies have shown that question-order effects may influence participant responses, no study has examined these effects with middle school students. A randomized experiment (n = 5,951 middle school students) testing the question-order effect found that changing the sequence of questions can result in 45-percent higher prevalence rates. 54 references (Publisher abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency factors
Index Term(s): Bullying; OJJDP grant-related documents; OJJDP Resources; Research methods; Self-report studies; Victimization surveys
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