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NCJ Number: 237881 Find in a Library
Title: Evaluating the Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on the Perpetrator: The Perceived Consequences of Domestic Violence Questionnaire
Journal: Journal of Interpersonal Violence  Volume:25  Issue:9  Dated:September 2010  Pages:1684-1698
Author(s): Denise D. Walker; Clayton Neighbors; Lyungai F. Mbilinyi; Allison O'Rourke; Joan Zegree; Roger A. Roffman; Jeffrey L. Edleson
Date Published: September 2010
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
Grant Number: R01DA017873
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study evaluated how intimate partner violence (IPV) negatively impacts the perpetrator.
Abstract: Surprisingly, little is known about how IPV perpetrators perceive the consequences of their violent behavior. This article describes the development and evaluation of the Perceived Consequences of Domestic Violence Questionnaire (PCDVQ). The PCDVQ is a 27 item self report instrument designed to assess the consequences of intimate partner violence (IPV) as perceived by the perpetrator. Data from 124 nontreatment seeking, male, IPV perpetrators recruited from the community provided support for the internal consistency of the PCDVQ. Participants reported an average of 9.97 (SD = 4.57) consequences. Scores on the PCDVQ significantly predicted motivation for change, B =.19, t(113) = 2.03, p less than .05, and treatment seeking, X squared (df = 1) = 10.79, p less than .01, odds ratio = 1.27 (95 percent CI: 1.10 1.46). Clinical implications of this instrument are discussed. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Victims of violent crime
Index Term(s): Behavior modification; Domestic assault; Offender attitudes; Questionnaires; Treatment intervention model
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