Date of Award

1-1-2012

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Department

Quantitative Research Methods

First Advisor

Kathy E. Green

Keywords

bullying, measurement, power imbalance, psychometrics, Rasch modeling, victimization

Abstract

The empirical study of the power imbalance in the bully/victim relationship has impeded research synthesis, and the need for a quantitative measure of this key component has been well established in the literature. Lack of differentiation between victimization with and without power imbalance has been cited as a possible cause for imprecise measurement. Increased precision in bully victimization measurement is needed to accurately inform research investigating psychosocial health, treatment and positive outcomes, in addition to prevention and intervention programs. Therefore, the purpose of this dissertation was the initial development and validation of the Bully/Victim Power Inventory aimed at differentiating perceived power in a bully/victim relationship in a two&ndashstudy four&ndashphase structure. Suggestions for improvement, implications for use and future research are discussed.

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

Rights holder

Marybeth Lehto

File size

327 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Quantitative psychology and psychometrics, Educational psychology, Mental health

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