The multidimensional peer victimization scale: a systematic review

Joseph, Stephen and Stockton, Hannah (2018) The multidimensional peer victimization scale: a systematic review. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 42 . pp. 96-114. ISSN 1359-1789

PDF - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Available under Licence Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.
Download (577kB) | Preview


Developing bullying interventions and testing their success depends on the valid and reliable measurement of peer victimization. The objective of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Multidimensional Peer Victimization Scale (MPVS, Mynard & Joseph, 2000). This systematic review examined 34 published studies demonstrating that the MPVS is a reliable, valid, and psychometrically sound measure for capturing multiple facets of peer victimization across a variety of samples. Results also highlighted that there are relatively stable sex differences in the rates and pattern of peer victimization, with males experiencing more direct forms of victimization and females experiencing more indirect forms of victimization. Recommendations for further research are discussed, alongside new ways to further advance the assessment of peer victimization.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education
Identification Number:
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2018 13:36
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2020 04:30

Actions (Archive Staff Only)

Edit View Edit View