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SOARES, Ana Karla Silva et al. California Victimization of Bullying Scale (CVBS): evidence of validity and internal consistency. Temas psicol. [online]. 2015, vol.23, n.2, pp. 481-491. ISSN 1413-389X.

This study aimed at adapting to the Brazilian context the California Bullying Victimization Scale (CVBS), gathering evidence of its construct validity and reliability. Two studies were conducted in João Pessoa (PB) with elementary school students. In Study 1 participants were 297 young people with a mean age of 14 years (54% female), who answered CVBS and demographic questions. A principal components analysis revealed a single factor (eigenvalue of 2.82), accounting for 40.3% of the total variance and Cronbach's alpha (α) of .72. In Study 2 participated 327 young people with a mean age of 12 years (51% female) who answered the same instruments. A confirmatory factor analysis corroborated this one-factor structure, χ2/df = 2.34, AGFI = .94, CFI = .96, TLI = .94, RMSEA = .064 (90% CI = .036 to .093). This one-factor solution showed α = .77, homogeneity of .34 and composite reliability of .78. In conclusion, the CVBS showed evidence of validity and reliability, can be used in further studies to know the correlates of bullying.

Keywords : Bullying; victimization; scale; validity; reliability.

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