Cyberstalking Scale

The Cyberstalking Scale is a 10-item measure of cyberstalking, which includes using social networks and other virtual environments to gather information about someone, sending unsolicited messages frequently, electronic sabotage (sending viruses or hacking accounts), pretending to be someone else, posting false information, and getting other users to contribute to one's persecution, even if indirectly.


ITEMS:

1. I usually find the social media of someone I’m interested in, even if it takes hours
2. It’s ok to check who likes and comments on the posts of your partner
3. I lose track of time searching for information about my acquaintances on the internet
4. It is normal to “keep an eye” on the social media of someone who frequently interacts with your partner
5. If a person hides their messages, I look for other ways to find out the content of them
6. If I had my partner’s social media passwords, my life would be easier
7. If I could I would look at my love partner’s browsing history
8. I prefer to form relationships with people that I can investigate on social media
9. I check what kind of apps my partner uses on their phone
10. When you’re interested in someone, it’s not wrong to look at their acquaintances’ social media, in order to get to know them better

Response Options:
5-point Likert scale
Totally disagree
Totally agree

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Brazil

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

Not Applicable

PRIMARY CITATION:

Silva Santos, I. L., Pimentel, C. E., & Mariano, T. E. (2021). Cyberstalking scale: development and relations with gender, FOMO and social media engagement. Current Psychology, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-021-01823-3

Psychometric Score:

FORMATIVE RESEARCH

 Qualitative Research

 Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

 Field Expert Input

 Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

RELIABILITY

 Internal

 Test-retest

 Interrater

VALIDITY

 Content

 Face

 Criterion (gold-standard)

 Construct

Psychometric Scoring

MEDIUM
Total Score: 4.50/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

LOW

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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