The Perception of School Personnel Helping Scale (PSPHS)

The Perception of School Personnel Helping Scale (PSPHS) is a 9-item measure to assess the perception of students on the likelihood of school staff intervening in situations related to teen relationship abuse and sexual assault.


ITEMS:

1. Staff would tell a group of boys calling a girl a “slut” to stop
2. Staff would physically intervene in a physical fight between couples
3. Staff would verbally tell a couple in a physical fight to stop
4. Staff would verbally tell a couple in a verbal fight to stop
5. Staff would talk to teens about getting help
6. Staff would take to teens about getting help
7. Staff would gossip to other teachers about what teens tell them
8. Staff would comfort a teen who is a victim of abuse
9. Staff would get help for a teen who is a victim of abuse

Response options range from 1 (no school staff) to 4 all school staff.

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents

Scoring Procedures:

Not Available

PRIMARY CITATION:

Edwards, K. M., Banyard, V. L., Sessarego, S. N., Stanley, L. R., Mitchell, K. J., Eckstein, R. P., Rodenhizer, K. A. E., & Leyva, P. C. (2018). Measurement tools to assess relationship abuse and sexual assault prevention program effectiveness among youth. Psychology of Violence, 8(5), 537-545. https://doi.org/10.1037/vio0000151

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: 5.00/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

LOW

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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