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NCJ Number: 229582 Find in a Library
Title: Concurrent Validity of the Olweus Bully/Victim Questionnaire
Journal: Journal of School Violence  Volume:9  Issue:1  Dated:January-March 2010  Pages:56-73
Author(s): Talisha Lee; Dewey Cornell
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 18
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Type: Report (Study/Research) ; Test/Measurement
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the concurrent validity of the Olweus Bully/Victim Questionnaire (BVQ) in a convenience sample of 202 middle school students in central Virginia.
Abstract: This appears to be the first published study to compare BVQ reports of being bullied and of bullying others with independent criteria not subject to shared method variance. Self-reported bullying on the BVQ was significantly correlated with peer nominations for bullying (r equals .12, p less than .05) and academic grades (r equals -.15, p less than .05), but not disciplinary infractions. Self-reported victimization was significantly correlated with peer nominations for victimization (r equals .42, p less than .01) and academic grades (r equals -.12, p less than .01). These results provide only modest support for the concurrent validity of the BVQ and raise concern about reliance on student self-report to measure school bullying. 3 tables and 39 references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Adolescents at risk; Bullying; Children at risk; Instrument validation; Juvenile delinquency prediction; Self-report studies; Victimization risk; Virginia
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