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NCJ Number: 229436 Find in a Library
Title: Overt and Relational Victimization in Latinos and European Americans: Measurement Equivalence Across Ethnicity, Gender, and Grade Level in Early Adolescent Groups
Journal: Journal of Early Adolescence  Volume:30  Issue:1  Dated:February 2010  Pages:171-197
Author(s): Eric S. Buhs; Meredith McGinley; Michael D. Toland
Date Published: February 2010
Page Count: 27
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Publisher: http://www.sagepub.com 
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study investigated measurement equivalence in self-report of victimization and exclusion in a sample of European American and Latino early adolescents.
Abstract: This study examined the factorial invariance and construct validity equivalence of a self-report of victimization and exclusion (SVEX) for Latino and European American early adolescent participants (fifth and sixth grades; mean age 11.3). The instrument included an expanded set of relational victimization items that more thoroughly tapped exclusion behaviors relevant to developmental and cross-cultural use. Confirmatory factor analyses techniques demonstrated acceptable (partial) factorial invariance across ethnic groups, fifth and sixth graders, and across gender. Linkages between the SVEX scores, peer nominations, internalizing indices, and three demographic variables also supported construct validity equivalence for the SVEX. Findings supported a two-factor model similar to that of Crick and colleagues (e.g., Crick & Grotpeter, 1995) and suggested that the instrument provided an acceptable level of equivalence for overt and relational victimization forms across these groups. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Adolescent attitudes; Behavioral science research; Hispanic Americans; Peer influences on behavior; Race relations; Victimization
Note: For additional articles in this special issue see NCJ-229429-35.
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