Protocol - Bullying
The Olweus Bullying Questionnaire is a survey for children in grades 3-12 to respond to questions about bullying. It measures exposure to various forms of bullying, and extent to which peers, teachers, and parents respond.
When used to evaluated school-based programming, at least 15 students per grade should be given this survey and at least 10 students per ethnicity. This instrument is most commonly used to evaluate the effects of school-based anti-bullying interventions.
The Olweus Bullying Questionnaire is a questionnaire on bullying that can be administered on paper or electronically. This questionnaire is filled out by students in grades 3-12 and scored against a national database.
The Olweus Bullying Questionnaire is a proprietary protocol and must be purchased from the Hazelden Publishing.
Personnel and Training Required
The PhenX Working Group acknowledges these questions can be administered in a computerized or noncomputerized format (i.e., paper-and-pencil instrument). Computer software is necessary to develop computer-assisted instruments. The interviewer will require a laptop computer/handheld computer to administer a computer-assisted questionnaire.
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Mode of Administration
Students in grades 3-12
The Olweus Bullying Questionnaire was selected because of its wide acceptance and strong psychometric properties. The protocol is a validated and highly utilized scale.
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Process and Review
Protocol Name from Source
Olweus Bully-Victim Questionnaire-Revised (OBVQ-R)
Olweus D. 1996. The Revised Olweus Bully/Victim Questionnaire. Mimeo. Bergen, Norway: Research Center for Health Promotion (HEMIL Center), University of Bergen.
Olweus Bully-Victim Questionnaire-Revised (OBVQ-R) is a proprietary instrument, and administration requires a licensing agreement from Hazelden Publishing.
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Gothwal, V.K., Sumalimni, R., Irfan, S.M., Gridhar, A. & Bharani, S. (2013). Revised Olweus Bully/Victim Questionnaire: evaluation in visually impaired. Optometry and Vision Science, 90 (8), pp.828-835.
Breivik K., & Olweus, D. (2015). An item response theory analysis of the Olweus Bullying Scale. Aggressive Behavior, 41 (1), pp.1-13.
Olweus, D. 1993. Bullying at school: What we know and what we can do, Oxford, UK, and Cambridge, MA: Blackwell.
Thomas, H.J., Scott, J. G., Coates, J.M. & Connor, J. P. (2018) Development and validation of the Bullying and Cyberbullying Scale for Adolescents: A multiâ€dimensional measurement model. British Journal of Educational Psychology.
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December 11, 2019
The Olweus Bully-Victim Questionnaire-Revised (OBVQ-R) is a survey for children in grades 3-12 about bullying experiences.
Bullying can affect a child’s physical and emotional development. Bullying is when someone repeatedly and purposefully says or does mean or hurtful things to another person who has a hard time defending himself or herself.
Pediatric Development, Olweus Bully-Victim Questionnaire-Revised, Intimidation, Hostile, Anti-Bullying, Research Center for Health Promotion (HEMIL Center), University of Bergen