Validation of a Bullying Scale in Peruvian Adolescents and Gender-Specific Differences
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Keywords

bullying
adolescent behavior
violence
validation study
surveys and questionnaires
Peru

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Zeladita-Huaman, J. A., Zegarra-Chapoñán, R., Cuba-Sancho, J. M., Castillo-Parra, H., Chero-Pacheco, V. H., & Morán-Paredes, G. I. (2022). Validation of a Bullying Scale in Peruvian Adolescents and Gender-Specific Differences. International Journal of Psychological Research, 15(2). https://doi.org/10.21500/20112084.5522

Abstract

The objective of the study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the European Bullying Intervention Project Questionnaire (EBIPQ) in Peruvian adolescents and to determine gender-specific differences. The sample comprised 532 students in sixth grade of elementary school to third grade of high school. To validate the instrument, we requested an expert judgement and conducted a pilot test. Subsequently, we performed the exploratory factorial analysis, which showed that all the questions were correctly loaded in both components, an aspect that explained the 48.6% variance. We determined the reliability by means of the internal-consistency method using the Cronbach’s alfa (αtotal = 0.856; αvictimization = 0.807; αaggression = 0.828). We found gender-specific differences in bullying roles (p < 0.001). In conclusion, the factorial structure of the EBIPQ in Peruvian adolescents is similar to the original questionnaire and presents high reliability and construct validity.

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