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Domestic Violence Myth Promotion Scale

Domestic Violence Myth Promotion Scale is a 3-item measure that captures the participant's level of myth acceptance around domestic violence as well as general misunderstandings about victims of domestic violence.

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Geographies Tested: United States of America

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

Items:

1. I find it difficult to understand why battered women stay.
2. Women decide on their own to stay in abusive relationships.
3. I don’t believe it’s that difficult for women to leave abusive relationships.

Response Options:
4-point Likert scale
Strongly disagree - 0
Strongly agree - 3

Scoring Procedures

Not Available

Original Citation

Policastro, C., & Payne, B. K. (2013). The Blameworthy Victim: Domestic Violence Myths and the Criminalization of Victimhood. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 22(4), 329-347. https://doi.org/10.1080/10926771.2013.775985

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Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

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