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NCJ Number: 120365 Find in a Library
Title: Development of a Measure of Psychological Maltreatment of Women by Their Male Partners
Journal: Violence and Victims  Volume:4  Issue:3  Dated:(Fall 1989)  Pages:159-177
Author(s): R M Tolman
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 19
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study describes the initial development of a scale of measurement of psychological maltreatment of women by their male partners.
Abstract: The initial version of the scale was administered to 407 men and 207 women at intake into a domestic violence program. All 58 items of the scale were endorsed by a large enough number of subjects to warrant inclusion in the final instrument. Factor analysis revealed a similar factor structure for the men and women, with dominance-isolation and emotional-verbal abuse factors emerging from the analysis. Intracouple reliability for each item of the scale was examined for the subset of men and who are cohabiting couples (n=28). Unsurprisingly, the agreement of men's and women's reports was low, though the scores on the domination-isolation subscale were significantly correlated. 8 tables and 21 references. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Psychological victimization effects
Index Term(s): Domestic assault; Emotional Abuse/Harm; Male female offender comparisons; Verbal abuse
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