Attitude Around Termination of Parental Rights for Domestic Violence Victims is a single-item measure that captures the participant's belief that mothers who remain in abusive relationships should have their children taken away from them (termination of parental rights).
1. Battered women should have their children taken away from them if they stay in an abusive relationship.
Strongly disagree - 0
Disagree - 1
Agree - 2
Strongly agree - 3
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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