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VALDES CUERVO, Ángel Alberto; CARLOS MARTINEZ, Ernesto Alonso  and  TORRES ACUNA, Gisela Margarita. Psychometric Properties of a Scale Measuring Cyber-Victimization in University Students. REDIE [online]. 2018, vol.20, n.4, pp.36-48. ISSN 1607-4041.

This study analyzes the psychometric properties of a scale used to measure cyber-victimization in students of higher education. The research involved 686 students, of which 380 were male (M=19.92; SD=1.83 years) and 306 female (M=18.5; SD=1.72 years), from six higher education institutions in a state in northwestern Mexico. It was found that the bimensional model that measures denigration and identity theft showed better fit indices. The questionnaire showed factorial invariance for both sexes (configural and partial metric), evidence of concurrent validity - as its scores bear a relation to traditional victimization - and adequate reliability. The study concludes that the scale has psychometric properties that enable its use in measuring cyber-victimization in students of higher education.

Keywords : Cybervictimization; validity; reliability; higher education.

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