HBSC Bullying Measure

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The HBSC Bullying Measure (HBSC–BM) is a 22-item self-report behavior rating scale assessing youths' victimization (11 items) and perpetration (11 items) related to bullying. Items comprising the HBSC–BM are found within the Health Behavior in School-Aged Children Survey, sponsored by the World Health Organization.  

Research conducted with a nationally representative sample of U.S. students completing the HBSC survey shows that responses to the HBSC–BM subscales have at least adequate internal reliability and are invariant across student race/ethnicity, sex, and grade level. Further research is needed to continue developing the measure outside of the context of HBSC survey administrations. 

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