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Victimization relates to any experience of being the target of physical, sexual, social, emotional, or psychological harm, including experiences of partner violence, sexual assault, and maltreatment by caregivers.  Being victimized is associated with a number of adverse conditions, both short- and long-term.  For example, individuals victimized by violent crime are more likely to experience problems such as poor physical health, substance abuse, and difficulties in school (Wordes & Nunez, 2002). Maltreated youth are more likely to develop mental health problems, use drugs and alcohol, and engage in delinquent and criminal behavior (National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, 2005; Hughes & Madigan, 2003). Studies of bullying suggest that children who experience peer victimization are more likely to suffer emotional problems such as depression and loneliness (Hawker & Boulton, 2000) and exhibit behavior problems (Schwartz et al., 1998). (By ChildTrends)

The Bully Perpetration and Bully Victimization Scales are part of a larger survey called the Student School Survey (SSS), a 70-item, self report survey of school experiences, which has been designed for youth ages 10 to 17. Each scale consists of 4 items. ...

The Multidimensional Peer Victimization Scale is a self-report measure, designed to assess four types of peer victimization (social manipulation, attacks on property, verbal victimization, and physical victimization).  Anonymous self-report measures are c ...

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