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Structural validation and cross-cultural robustness of the European Cyberbullying Intervention Project Questionnaire

Structural validation and cross-cultural robustness of the European Cyberbullying Intervention Project Questionnaire

Del Rey, Rosario, Casas, José A., Ortega-Ruiz, Rosario, Schultze-Krumbholz, Anja, Scheithauer, Herbert, Smith, Peter, Thompson, Fran, Barkoukis, Vassilis, Tsorbatzoudis, Haralambos, Brighi, Antonella, Guarini, Annalisa, Pyżalski, Jacek and Plichta, Piotr (2015) Structural validation and cross-cultural robustness of the European Cyberbullying Intervention Project Questionnaire. Computers in Human Behavior, 50. pp. 141-147. ISSN 0747-5632 (doi:10.1016/j.chb.2015.03.065)

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Abstract

During the last decade, cyberbullying has become an increasing concern which has been addressed by diverse theoretical and methodological approaches. As a result there is a debate about its nature and rigorously validated assessment instruments have not yet been validated. In this context, in the present study an instrument composed of 22 items representing the different types of behaviours and actions that define cyberbullying has been structurally validated and its cross-cultural robustness has been calculated for the two main dimensions: cyber-victimization and cyber-aggression. To this end, 5679 secondary school students from six European countries (Spain, Germany, Italy, Poland, United Kingdom, and Greece) were surveyed through this self-report questionnaire which was designed based on previously existing instruments and the most relevant conceptual elements. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were conducted and the global internal consistency was computed for the instrument and its two dimensions. Identical factor structures were found across all of the six subsamples. The results contribute to existing research by providing an instrument, the European Cyberbullying Intervention Project Questionnaire, which has been structurally validated in a wide sample from six different countries and that is useful to evaluate psycho-educative interventions against cyberbullying.

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Additional Information: [1] Acknowledgments (funding): This work was produced as part of the project “Cyberbullying in adolescence: investigation and intervention in six European Countries” (JLS/2008/CFP1DAP12008-), funded by European Union, DAPHNE III Program Coordinated by Professor Maria Luisa Genta. And “Sexting, ciberbullying y riesgos emergentes en la red: claves para su comprensión y respuesta educativa” (EDU2013-44627-P), funded by the National Research Plan I +D.
Uncontrolled Keywords: cyberbullying, validation, questionnaire, confirmatory factor analysis
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/13388

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