Identifier

etd-01122015-170634

Degree

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Psychology

Document Type

Dissertation

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to develop a psychometrically sound measure of recalled childhood bullying by adults who were either victims or perpetrators of this behavior. In order to accomplish this, a measure of childhood bullying, the Peer Interactions in Primary School (PIPS) Questionnaire, was modified into a retrospective measure in order to quantify recollections of childhood bullying by adults. Specifically, the modified PIPS (PIPS-R) was created to identify adults who identified themselves as bullies, victims, or bully-victims during their childhood or who do not recall having been a bully or a victim. Eight hundred and twelve undergraduate college students were recruited for participation. Participants completed a series of surveys via a secure, online host. The reliability of this measure was established using Cronbach’s alpha, which ranged from good to excellent. Exploratory factor analysis indicated that the modified questionnaire was a three-factor scale. Implications for use of the measure and possibilities for further research were also discussed.

Date

2014

Document Availability at the Time of Submission

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Committee Chair

Kelley, Mary Lou

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Psychology Commons

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