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Electronic harassment: Assessment, Associations and Policy

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $244,025)

The purpose of this basic research project is to develop an evidence-based definition of electronic harassment and related measurement tool. Methods for this objective include Concept Mapping. To develop an evidence-based definition of electronic harassment, this project will use Concept Mapping and recruit 80 participants including adolescents, parents, and professionals representing education, health and the justice system to participate. This validated approach includes five steps: preparation, generation (brainstorming), structuring (sort and rank), representation (statistical analysis) and interpretation. Analysis will include hierarchical cluster analysis to determine a cluster map representing electronic harassment. This Concept Map will be used towards developing a definition and measurement tool. From these aims, outcomes will include a standardized definition of electronic harassment and an associated measurement tool. ca/ncf

Date Created: September 8, 2013