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NCJ Number: 121171 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: Test/Measurement
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 women who were cohabiting couples (n equals 28). Unsurprisingly, the agreement of men's and women's reports was low, though the scores on the domination-isolation subscale were significantly correlated. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Emotional Abuse/Harm
Index Term(s): Abused women; Abusing spouses; Domestic relations
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