The instruments to evaluate dating abuse focus on victimization or perpetration, unlike the Cyber Dating Abuse Questionnaire (CDAQ), which measures both aspects. This study aimed to adapt the CDAQ to a Mexican adolescent population and provide evidence of the validity and reliability of the scores. The sample consisted of 534 students (51.7% women), mean age 14.6 years (SD= 1.7). The adapted version kept its general structure, and four words were changed to better suit the Mexican cultural context. The confirmatory factor analysis with a correlated uniqueness model showed adequate adjustment, x2(714)= 1,080.24, CFI=.970, TLI=.968, RMSEA=.031 [.027,.035] and was theoretically explainable by the bidirectionality of dating abuse. Convergent validity of the factors was found but was not discriminant, and validity and reliability were adequate (Cronbach’s alpha=.97 and Raykov's omega=.93). Findings suggest that the CDAQ may be a useful scale for the assessment of cyber dating abuse among Mexican adolescents.
|Translated title of the contribution||Cross-cultural adaptation of the Cyber Dating Abuse Questionnaire (CDAQ) for Mexican adolescents|
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||Behavioral Psychology/ Psicologia Conductual|
|State||Published - 2020|
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