Confirmatory factor structure and psychometric properties of the Multidimensional Peer Victimization Scale. Academic Article uri icon


  • The Multidimensional Peer Victimization Scale (MPVS; Mynard & Joseph, 2000) is a 16-item self-report scale that captures peer victimization across four dimensions: physical victimization, verbal victimization, social manipulation, and attacks on property. Performance of the scale has not been evaluated among older adolescents. We examined the factor structure, internal consistency reliability, and performance of the scale in two separate epidemiological U.S. samples representing different age groups: 9-14 year olds (N=610) and 15-17 year olds (N=524). The four-factor structure of the scale was affirmed in both samples, however; there was not metric invariance by gender in the younger age group. The scale and its subscales were found to have good internal consistency. Expected relationships between the MPVS and measures of irritability, anxiety, and depression were affirmed. Results support continued use of the MPVS among child and adolescent samples.

published proceedings

  • J Psychopathol Behav Assess

author list (cited authors)

  • Eastman, M. L., Moore, A. A., Cecilione, J., Hettema, J. M., & Roberson-Nay, R.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Eastman, Meridith L||Moore, Ashlee A||Cecilione, Jennifer||Hettema, John M||Roberson-Nay, Roxann

publication date

  • December 2018