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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.

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Geographies Tested: Spain

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adults

Items:

1. Have you felt harassedoverwhelmed by text messages or emails that he sendshas 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
Constantlyalwayssystematically - 1

Scoring Procedures

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

Original 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

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