Harassment and Control by Electronic Tools (HCE-2)

Harassment and Control by Electronic Tools (HCE-2) is a 2-item measure of intimate partner violence (IPV) in the form of perceptions of harassment and control via means such as calls, texts and emails. This tool was validated among a group of young adult females in Spain who had a partner or contact with a former partner of the opposite sex within the past year.


Short Measure

ITEMS:

1. Have you felt harassed/overwhelmed by text messages or emails that he sends/has sent you?
2. Have you felt overwhelmed because he controlled calls or messages on your cell phone or email?

Response Options:
Never - 0
Rarely - 0
Sometimes - 1
Often - 1
Constantly/always/systematically - 1

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Spain

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

Item scores are summed. A positive case of cyber harassment is a score of 1 or greater.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Garcia, L. H., Castaneda, M. P., Lozano, L. L., Alcaide, M. P., Gavin, M. O., & Grande, A. G. (2021). Validation of a cyberbullying questionnaire as a screening tool for other forms of intimate-partner violence towards young women. BMC Public Health, 21(1), 1639. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-11646-3

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

LOW
Total Score: 2.50/9 Points (LOW) 

Citation Frequency

LOW

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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