Perceived Self-Control

Perceived Self-Control is a 6-item measure tested in the US to capture propensity for violent behavior and to be situationally violent with one's partner. The measure is part of a sub-set of measures to capture the behavioral aspects of relational interactions.


ITEMS:

How likely is it that you would have gotten physically violent with your partner if these things had happened?

1. If you had been drinking and felt angry.
2. If you didn’t get the respect you deserved.
3. If you couldn’t get any peace and quiet.
4. If her friends or family criticized you or gave her wrong ideas.
5. If you felt the pressure building up.
6. If she started yelling at you.

Response Options:
5-point scale
Strongly agree - 1
Strongly disagree - 5

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

The mean of the item scores is calculated for the total. A low score is indicative of being less in control and thereby having a higher propensity to be situationally violent with one’s partner.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Lee, R. D., Walters, M. L., Hall, J. E., & Basile, K. C. (2012). Behavioral and attitudinal factors differentiating male intimate partner violence perpetrators with and without a history of childhood family violence. Journal of Family Violence, 28(1), 85-94. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10896-012-9475-8

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: 3.50/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

HIGH

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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