The Development and Application of Bullying Experiences Scale for Elementary Students
The aims of this research are to develop the scale that can be used to evaluate children’s bullying experiences， and then to explore relationships between children’s bullying experiences and their gender and residence. Data were gathered from 1，108 senior elementary-school students in Taiwan. The major findings were as follows: (1) The scale had receptible coefficient of internal consistency reliability and stability. Besides， confirmatory factor analysis showed that the scale had acceptable construct validity. (2) Boys suffered more from bullying experiences than girls. Boy perpetrators bullied their schoolmates physically and sexually， while boy victims were bullied physically， orally， and sexually. (3) Rural children bullied their schoolmates orally and sexually more than urban children.