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).


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

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adults

Scoring Procedures:

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

PRIMARY 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

Psychometric Score:

FORMATIVE RESEARCH

 Qualitative Research

 Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

 Field Expert Input

 Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

RELIABILITY

 Internal

 Test-retest

 Interrater

VALIDITY

 Content

 Face

 Criterion (gold-standard)

 Construct

Psychometric Scoring

MEDIUM
Total Score: 5.00/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

MEDIUM

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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