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ALCKMIN-CARVALHO, Felipe; IZBICKI, Sarah; FERNANDES, Luan Flávia Barufi  and  MELO, Márcia Helena da Silva. Strategies and instruments for the identification of bullying in national studies. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2014, vol.13, n.3, pp. 343-350. ISSN 1677-0471.

In Brazil, studies about bullying are recent and there is no consensus on the most effective methods to identify the phenomenon. This study aimed to describe the strategies used to identify bullying situations in the country. It also discusses the reach and limitations of the assessment measures. A search was conducted of studies published between 2000 and 2012, indexed in LILACS, Pepsic or SciELO, and using "bullying" as a keyword. From 178 articles, 25 have been included. bullying situations were mainly identified through scales and standardized questionnaires from other countries, without validity evidence for the Brazilian population, and using instruments created by the researchers, which have not been provided or described in the method section. There was methodological weakness in the literature about screening for bullying in Brazil. It is anticipated that this study could contribute to the elaboration and use of more effective screening measures for the identification of bullying.

Keywords : bullying; school violence; behavior assessment; evaluation methodologies; literature review.

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