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ERIC Number: EJ934919
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 76
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Development and Initial Validation of the Intimate Violence Responsibility Scale (IVRS)
Yun, Sung Hyun; Vonk, M. Elizabeth
Research on Social Work Practice, v21 n5 p562-571 Sep 2011
The present study demonstrates the development and initial examination of psychometric properties of the Intimate Violence Responsibility Scale (IVRS) in a community-based sample (N = 527). The underlying factor structure of the IVRS was tested by the exploratory factor analysis (Principal Axis Factoring), which identifies the four factors: "partner blame", "distal blame", "minimization", and "violence recognition". The internal consistency of the four subscales of the 20-item IVRS had an acceptable-to-good coefficient alpha ranging from 0.75 to 0.83. Evidence for the convergent and discriminant validity was established through correlational analyses. The initial findings of this study support that the IVRS is a reliable and valid self-reporting instrument that measures attitudes related to responsibility for violent behavior toward the intimate partner. Implications for practice and future research are specified. (Contains 2 notes, 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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