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Clínica y Salud

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REDONDO, Iratxe; JAUREGUIZAR, Joana; DOSIL, María  and  GALENDE, Nuria. Measuring cyber dating violence: reliability and validity of the Escala de CiberViolencia en Parejas Adolescentes (Cib-VPA) in Spanish young adults. Clínica y Salud [online]. 2022, vol.33, n.3, pp.93-99.  Epub Mar 13, 2023. ISSN 2174-0550.

The aim of this study was to obtain validity evidence of the Escala de Ciber-Violencia en Parejas Adolescentes (Cib-VPA) in the Spanish young adults. A total of 298 undergraduate students (222 women, 75 men and 2 people who identified themselves as ‘other’) completed the Cib-VPA and other related measures of offline and online dating violence. Internal consistency and construct, convergent and discriminant validity were evaluated. In line with the original validation study, a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) provided evidence for an 18-item model comprising 2 subscales, with 2 factors per subscale. All had acceptable internal consistency values. Total and subscale scores correlated positively with online and offline dating violence measures, with these correlations being stronger in subscales evaluating violence in the same direction (perpetrated or victimisation). As expected, no differences were observed according to gender. This study shows validity evidences of Cib-VPA scores, which can be quickly and inexpensively administered to large samples of young adults.

Keywords : Cyber-violence; Partner; Validity; Reliability; Scale.

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