The JVQ: Reliability, validity, and national norms
Study: Developmental Victimization Survey (DVS)
Study: Juvenile Victimization Questionnaire (JVQ)
The JVQ contains screening questions about 34 offenses against youth that cover five general areas of concern: (1) Conventional Crime, (2) Child Maltreatment, (3) Peer and Sibling Victimization, (4) Sexual Victimization, and (5) Witnessing and Indirect Victimization (see Appendix A). Each of these five areas is a module of the JVQ. Although comprehensiveness is an important goal of the JVQ, these modules have been developed to take into account important conceptual categories that characterize current work on juvenile victimization. The modules are designed to be usable individually in stand-alone form for situations that call for a more focused assessment.This paper describes the performance of the JVQ questionnaire in a national survey intended to test and evaluate child and caregiver versions.
Finkelhor, D., Hamby, S.L., Ormrod, R.K., and Turner, H.A. (2005). The JVQ: Reliability, validity, and national norms. Child Abuse & Neglect. 29: 383-412. (CV88)