Validity and Reliability Analysis of the Cyberbullying Scale

  • Muniratul Husna Faculty of Psychology, Ahmad Dahlan University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Fatwa Tentama Faculty of Psychology, Ahmad Dahlan University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Purwadi Faculty of Psychology, Ahmad Dahlan University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Keywords: Cyberbullying, harassment, denigration, flaming, impersonation, masquerading, pseudonym, outing and trickery, cyberstalking

Abstract

This study aimed to test the construct validity and construct reliability on the cyberbullying scale, and to examine the forms and indicators reflecting the construct of cyberbullying. Cyberbullying was measured by a cyberbullying scale that referred to the forms of cyberbullying, namely harassment, denigration, flaming, impersonation, masquerading, pseudonym, outing and trickery, and cyberstalking. The populations in this study were 393 2nd grade students at X, Y, Z high schools in Yogyakarta. The sample in this study were 146 students from 6 classes consisting of 93 males and 53 females with an age range of 16-17 years. The sampling technique used cluster random sampling. The cyberbullying scale was adopted as the data collection method. The data of this study were analyzed using Structural Equational Model (SEM) through the SmartPLS 3.2.8 program. Based on the results of the analysis, the forms and indicators creating the construct of cyberbullying were declared as valid and reliable. The most dominant form reflecting cyberbullying was masquerading with a loading factor of 0.879. Meanwhile, the weakest form reflecting cyberbullying was outing and trickery, with a loading factor value of 0.638. This showed that all forms and indicators were able to reflect and form the construct of cyberbullying. Thus, the measurement model could be accepted because the theory that describes cyberbullying is in accordance with empirical data obtained through the subject.

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2020-07-15
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