Measurement issues relevant to questionnaire data

Simon C. Hunter, Nathalie Florence Noret, James M.E. Boyle

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Questionnaires have been a staple of bullying research since the field first began in earnest in the 1970s with the seminal work of Scandinavian researcher Dan Olweus (1978). His work outlined the definition of bullying which has largely stood the test of time: it is considered a form of aggression that includes intended harm, repetition, and an imbalance of power between aggressor(s) and victim (Olweus, 1993, 2013). At the same time, the exact way in which bullying is defined is a live debate (e.g., Canty, Stubbe, Steers, & Collings, 2016; Carrera, DePalma, & Lameiras, 2011; Volk, Veenstra, & Espelage, 2017) with attendant implications for measurement and assessment
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWiley Blackwell Handbook of Bullying
EditorsPeter K. Smith, James O'Higgins Norman
ISBN (Print)9781118482728
Publication statusPublished - May 2021

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