Journal article

A comparison of the Gatehouse Bullying Scale and the Peer Relations Questionnaire for students in secondary school

Lyndal Bond, Sarah Wolfe, Michelle Tollit, Helen Butler, George Patton

JOURNAL OF SCHOOL HEALTH | BLACKWELL PUBLISHING | Published : 2007

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Bullying occurs in all schools. Measuring bullying in schools is complicated because both definitions of bullying and methods for measuring bullying vary. This study compared a brief 12-item Gatehouse Bullying Scale (GBS) with items drawn from the Peer Relations Questionnaire (PRQ), a well-established bullying questionnaire to measure the concurrent validity of the GBS. METHODS: Year 8 secondary school students (14 years of age) in metropolitan and regional Victoria, Australia, completed questionnaires assessing being teased, being deliberately left out, had rumors spread about oneself, and/or being physically threatened or hurt. RESULTS: The prevalence of bullying using GBS and ..

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