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BASIC INFORMATION

Psychometric Properties

Psychometrics for Relational Aggression and Victimization
Julie Rusby

Victim of relational aggression, alpha = .87
Perpetration of relational aggression, alpha = .83

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Correlations (p< .001 for all):
Victimization with perpetration of relational aggression: .52 girls, .49 boys.
Victim of relational aggression with victim of overt aggression:
.62 girls, .59 boys.
Victim of relational aggression with depression: .40 girls, .29 boys (the strength of the association differs by gender).
Victem of relational aggression with deviant peer affiliation: .34 girls, .21 boys (strength of association differs by gender).

Relational victimization predicted antisocial behavior in middle school youth.
(see Light, Rusby, Nies, & Snijders, 2013)

Other Details

Peer harassment and school safety from the In School Survey of School Climate (listed in this repository).

Data were collected from 1,183 sixth and 1,649 seventh grade students in 18 middle schools in the Northwest (51% were girls).