The Digital Abuse Study: Perception of Digital Abuse as a Problem

The Perception of Digital Abuse as Problem measure uses 2 items from the MTV and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research Digital Abuse Survey. It asks young people (14-24 years old) how serious of a problem they view digital abuse and if it is something that should be addressed or accepted as inevitable.

Short Measure

ITEMS:

1. Many of the activities described in this survey-harassing people online or via cell phone, impersonating others online to embarrass them, using text messaging to control and excessively keep tabs on them-are sometimes called “digital abuse.” In general, how serious of a problem do you think digital abuse is for people your age?

Response Options:*
Very serious
Somewhat serious
Not too serious
Not at all serious

2. Which of the following best describes how you feel about digital abuse?

Response Options:*
These things called digital abuse are just a part of life, and people shouldn’t get worked up about them
These things called digital abuse are a big problem for society and should be addressed

* Numeric codes for the Response Options above were not provided in the original report.

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

Not Applicable

PRIMARY CITATION:

Tompson, T., Benz, J. & Agiesta, J. (2013). The digital abuse study: Experiences of teens and young adults. https://apnorc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/AP-NORC-Center-and-MTV_Digital-Abuse-Study_FINAL.pdf

Pyschometric 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

NO
Total Score: 0.00/10 Points (NO DATA) 

Citation Frequency

No

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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