E-Bullying Scale (E-BS)

The E-Bullying Scale (E-BS) Scale is a 6-item self-reported measure to assess cyber bullying among adolescents. Respondents were asked if they initiated any form of cyber bullying through specific types of communication received via emails, texting, short messaging and social media websites. Items are grouped into 2 sub-scales: Mild E-bullying and Serious E-bullying.


ITEMS:

Mild E-bullying
1. How many times did you tease someone using emails, texting, short messages, on a website such as Renren*, etc.?
2. How many times did you call someone bad name using emails, texting, short messages, on a website such as Renren, etc.?
3. How many times did you say mean things about someone using emails, texting, short messages, on a website such as Renren, etc.?

Serious E-Bullying
4. How many times did you say you are going to hit/hurt someone using emails, texting, short messages, on a website such as Renren, etc.?
5. How many times did you threaten someone using emails, texting, short messages, on a website such as Renren, etc.?
6. How many times did you make up something about someone to make others not like him/her anymore using emails, texting, short messages, on a website such as Renren, etc.?

*Renren is a website commonly used by Chinese young people as a social-networking service.

Response Options:
A rating from 0 to 6 corresponding to a range of 0 times to 6 times or more

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GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

China

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents

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Scoring Procedures:

Not Available

PRIMARY CITATION:

Lam, L. T., & Li, Y. (2013). The validation of the E-Victimisation Scale (E-VS) and the E-Bullying Scale (E-BS) for adolescents. Computers in Human Behavior, 29(1), 3-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2012.06.021

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FORMATIVE RESEARCH

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RELIABILITY

 Internal

 Test-retest

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VALIDITY

 Content

 Face

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Psychometric Scoring

MEDIUM
Total Score: 4.50/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

HIGH

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