Injunctive Social Norms Towards Assisting Women Who Have Experienced Intimate Partner Violence is an 8-item measure that assesses women's perspectives on injunctive social norms (defined as what people should do) towards assisting women who have experienced intimate partner violence (IPV).
Geographies Tested: United States of America
Populations Included: Female
Age Range: Adults
1. I think neighbors should try to break up a fight between a couple.
2. I think neighbors should try to convince a woman who is being abused that she should leave her partner.
3. I think neighbors should offer a woman who is being abused a place to stay.
4. I think neighbors should try to convince a woman who is being abused that she and her partner should get counseling.
5. I think neighbors should go out of their way to try to help a woman who is being abused.
6. I think neighbors should call the police when they hear or see a couple physically fighting.
7. I think neighbors should call the police when they hear or see a couple yelling and screaming.
8. I think that a woman who is being abused should feel comfortable talking to her neighbors about it.
Strongly disagree - 1
Disagree - 2
Neither agree or disagree - 3
Agree - 4
Strongly agree with the statement - 5
The mean of all item responses is taken to calculate the total score.
McDonnell, K. A., Burke, J. G., Gielen, A. C., O'Campo, P., & Weidl, M. (2011). Women's perceptions of their community's social norms towards assisting women who have experienced intimate partner violence. Journal of Urban Health, 88(2), 240-253. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11524-011-9546-9
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