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.


Short Measure

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

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults

Scoring Procedures:

Not Available

PRIMARY 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

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: 4.00/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

HIGH

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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