chapter  22
15 Pages

Assessment of Bullying

ByDewey Cornell, Joanna C. M. Cole

Despite a large body of research, the fi eld of bullying still needs standard, reliable, and independently validated measures for determining whether a student has been bullied (or has bullied others). This chapter reviews seven common problems with bullying surveys and makes recommendations for improved measurement and validation eff orts. A systematic program of research is needed to compare bullying surveys with independent criteria and to assess their sensitivity, specifi city, positive predictive power, and negative predictive power.