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Avaliação Psicológica

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FARIA, Margareth Regina Gomes Veríssimo de; ZANINI, Daniela Sacramento  and  PEIXOTO, Evandro Morais. Virtual victimization questionnaire: psychometric properties and descriptions of virtual victimization. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2018, vol.17, n.3, pp. 321-329. ISSN 1677-0471.

This study aims to investigate validity evidence and precision of a virtual violence evaluation instrument. The sample consisted of 433 students from three public schools, between 11 and 20 years of age (M = 13.91, SD = 1.40), with 54.5% female. Participants responded to the Virtual Victimization Questionnaire (VVQ), which includes different episodes of violence through communication technologies, including cyberbullying. A two-point scale of measurement (0 = no; 1 = yes), evaluated victimization occurrences during two timelines: in the last twelve months and throughout life. Results point to satisfactory validity evidence and precision for both timelines evaluated. The TRI allowed greater understanding of the items' contents and their relation with the positioning of the items in a continuum of difficulty. The data indicated high rates of virtual violence among adolescents.

Keywords : cyberbullying; violence; validity; precision; cyberbullying; adolescents.

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