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Avaliação Psicológica

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STELKO-PEREIRA, Ana Carina; WILLIAMS, Lúcia Cavalcanti de Albuquerque  and  FREITAS, Lucas Cordeiro. Validity and internal consistency of the School Violence Prevalence Investigation Questionnaire: student version. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2010, vol.9, n.3, pp. 403-411. ISSN 1677-0471.

There are few Brazilian instruments that assess school violence which had their psychometric properties evaluated. This research consisted of two studies: 1) development and validity evaluation of The School Violence Prevalence Investigation Questionnaire - Student Version, and 2) reliability assessment of the items with answers in a Likert scale. In study 1, 38 students of a public school in Curitiba and three researchers in the area of the violence took part. The instrument was clearly understood by the participants and 76,6% of the items reached agreement by researchers. In study 2, 668 6-9 grade students of three schools answered the Questionnaire. It was noted that the instrument was consistent in assessing psychological violence, material violence and global violence, as well as the risk factors associated (α>0,75). In conclusion, this instrument was relevant in terms of reducing the lack of Brazilian instruments pertaining to school violence investigation.

Keywords : school violence; bullying; assessment of violence.

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