The Partner Cyber Abuse Questionnaire (PCAQ) is a 9-item self-report measure of cyber abusive acts by a partner. Cyber abuse includes harassment, monitoring, humiliation, and verbal abuse perpetrated through technology, such as cell phones, social media or electronic mail.
Geographies Tested: United States of America
Populations Included: Female, Male
Age Range: Adolescents, Adults
Instructions: Participants are instructed to answer each question in regard to their current romantic relationship.
Response options: A 6-point Likert scale ranging from 0 (“never”) to 5 (“five or more times”).
The PCAQ score is computed from the sum of participants’ responses to all the nine items; higher scores refer to higher partner cyber abuse.
Wolford-Clevenger, C., Zapor, H., Brasfield, H., Febres, J., Elmquist, J., Brem, M., Shorey, R. C., & Stuart, G. L. (2016). An examination of the Partner Cyber Abuse Questionnaire in a college student sample. Psychology of Violence, 6(1), 156. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0039442
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