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Descriptive Social Norms Towards Assisting Women Who Have Experienced Intimate Partner Violence

Descriptive Social Norms Towards Assisting Women Who Have Experienced Intimate Partner Violence is an 8-item measure that assesses women's perspectives on descriptive social norms (defined as what people typically do) towards assisting women who Have experienced intimate partner violence (IPV).

Categories

Geographies Tested: United States of America

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adults

Items:

1. In my neighborhood, neighbors will try to break up a fight between a couple.
2. In my neighborhood, neighbors will try to convince a woman who is being abused that she should leave her partner.
3. In my neighborhood, neighbors will offer a woman who is being abused a place to stay.
4. In my neighborhood, neighbors will try to convince a woman who is being abused that she and her partner should get counseling.
5. In my neighborhood, neighbors will go out of their way to try to help a woman who is being abused.
6. In my neighborhood, neighbors will call the police when they hear or see a couple physically fighting.
7. In my neighborhood, neighbors will call the police when they hear or see a couple yelling and screaming.
8. In my neighborhood, a woman who is being abused feels comfortable talking to her neighbors about it.

Response Options:
Strongly disagree - 1
Disagree - 2
Neither agree or disagree - 3
Agree - 4
Strongly agree with the statement - 5

Scoring Procedures

The mean of all item responses is taken to calculate the total score.

Original Citation

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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