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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.

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Geographies Tested: United States of America

Populations Included: Male

Age Range: Adults

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

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.

Original 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

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