The Scale of Economic Abuse-12 (SEA-12) is a 12-item measure of a victim’s experience of economic abuse. The items are separated into three subscales: behaviors that control a woman’s access to and use of resources (economic control), restrict a woman’s ability to work or attend school (employment sabotage), and economically exploit women. SEA-12 is a shortened version of the 28-item Scale of Economic Abuse.
Geographies Tested: United States of America
Populations Included: Female
Age Range: Adults
Build up debt under your name by doing things like use your credit card or run up the phone bill
Never - 1
Hardly never - 2
Sometimes - 3
Often - 4
Quite often - 5
Postmus, J. L., Plummer, S. B., & Stylianou, A. M. (2016). Measuring economic abuse in the lives of survivors: Revising the Scale of Economic Abuse. Violence against women, 22(6), 692-703.
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