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ERIC Number: EJ767174
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0886-2605
Abuse Behavior Inventory: Cutpoint, Validity, and Characterization of Discrepancies
Zink, Therese; Klesges, Lisa M.; Levin, Linda; Putnam, Frank
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v22 n7 p921-931 2007
This study determines a clinical cutting score for the 29-item Abuse Behavior Inventory (ABI) developed by Shepard and Campbell (1992) to measure both physical and psychological abuse experiences. The authors report on a sample of 392 White and African American women from primary care waiting rooms, who completed the ABI and the revised Conflict Tactics Scale (CTS2). An ABI cutoff score of 10 maximizes validity and produces a sensitivity of 77% and a specificity of 81% compared to the CTS2. Cronbach's alpha is 0.92 for the entire scale, 0.91 for the psychological subscale, and 0.86 for the physical subscale. Correlation between the ABI and CTS2 is 0.76, with subscale correlations of 0.74 between ABI psychological and CTS2 verbal aggression, and 0.71 between ABI physical and CTS2 physical aggression, injury, and sexual coercion. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Conflict Tactics Scale