Acceptance of the Use of Violence in Relationships is a 2-item measure of an individuals' attitude towards physical violence against a partner.
Short Measure Warning Flag
speaking, are there situations that you can imagine in which you would approve of a
man slapping his wife’s/girlfriend’s/partner’s face?
2. Generally speaking, are there situations that you can imagine in which you would approve of a woman slapping her husband’s/boyfriend’s/partner’s face?
Subjects who respond affirmatively to either of the items are coded “1,” and those who respond negatively to both items are coded “0”.
Franklin, C. A., & Menaker, T. A. (2014). Feminism, status inconsistency, and women’s intimate partner victimization in heterosexual relationships. Violence Against Women, 20(7), 825-845. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077801214543385
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Field Expert Input
Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing
Measure came from a peer-reviewed journal with a low impact score and/or inadequate information on psychometrics, but is an under-represented gender equality and empowerment construct