Revised Olweus Bully/Victim Questionnaire
The Revised Olweus Bully/Victim Questionnaire is filled out anonymously by students in a classroom. It consists of 40 questions for the measurement of bully/victim problems such as, exposure to various physical, verbal, indirect, racial, or sexual forms of bullying/harassment, various forms of bullying other students, where the bullying occurs, pro-bully and pro-victim attitudes, and the extent to which the social environment (teachers, peers, parents) is informed about and reacts to the bullying.
Number of Versions: 1 Version: Revised Olweus Bully/Victim Questionnaire Author(s): Dan Olweus Date of Publication: 1996 Material(s) Needed for Test: Instrument Manual: Available Charge for one form or kit: Yes
Purpose and Nature of Test
Bullying Population for which designed:
Age Range: 8 through 16 years old Grade Level: Third Grade to High School Sophomore Method of Administration: Group Source of Information: Self Subtests and Scores:
Number of Items: 40 Type of Scale: Likert
Sample Size: 130,000 Population: Norwegian, US, and English students. Culture/ethnicity: Caucasian SES Level: Not reported by author(s).
Psychometric information: Provided for Full Scales. The range of Test-Retest Value: Not assessed The range of Inter-rater reliability: Not assessed The range of Internal consistency: 0.80 to 0.90
Validity:Criterion validity data has not been presented or published in study.
Scoring Procedure: Manual and Computer Scoring Examiner Qualifications and Training Required: None Permission Required to Use Instrument: Yes If yes, by whom: Dan Olweus
Original Reference(s): Olweus, D. (1994). Annotation: Bullying at school: Basic facts and effects of a school based intervention program. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 35, 1171-1190. Other Reference(s): Bentley, K. M., & Li, A. K. F. (1995). Bully and victim problems in elementary schools and students' beliefs about aggression. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 11 (2), 153-165. Other: Available in English, Norwegian, and Swedish languages.
Name: Dan Olweus Organization: Research Centre for Health Promotion, University of Bergen Address: Christiesgt. 13 City: N-5015 Bergen State: Norway E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.hazelden.org/OA_HTML/hazAuthor.jsp?author_id=4206 Other: Phone: +47 55 58 28 08; +47 55 58 98 87 Fax: +47 55 58 98 87
Last updated by Violence Institute of New Jersey: February 2007