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Attitudes About Women’s Recourse in Response to Physical Intimate Partner Violence (ATT-RECOURSE) Scale

The Attitudes About Women’s Recourse in Response to Physical Intimate Partner Violence (ATT-RECOURSE) Scale is a 9-item measure of women and men's attitudes about a wife's recourse after exposure to physical intimate partner violence (IPV). The scale includes three subscales: wife’s silence or inaction; informal recourse; public recourse.

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Geographies Tested: Vietnam

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adults

Items:

Wife’s silence or inaction
1. It is shameful for a woman who is beaten by her husband if the beating becomes widely known in the village.*
2. A woman who keeps silent to protect her family’s reputation when a husband beats her is a smart woman.*

Informal recourse
3. A woman who is beaten by her husband should confide in her relatives or close friends about the beating.
4. It is shameful for the parents if a daughter goes back to live with them even when her husband is beating her.*

Public recourse
5. A woman who is beaten by her husband will only make her situation worse if she reports the beating to the village head.*
6. A woman who is beaten by her husband should report the beating to the village head only if she is ready for a divorce.*

Response Options:
Agree - 1
Disagree - 0

*Items are reverse scored

Scoring Procedures

Item scores are summed, ranging from 0 to 6 for a total score. Other factor scores can also be calculated for the purposes of comparing scores between men and women respondents.

Original Citation

Yount, K. M., VanderEnde, K., Zureick-Brown, S., Minh, T. H., Schuler, S. R., & Anh, H. T. (2014). Measuring attitudes about women's recourse after exposure to intimate partner violence: The ATT-RECOURSE scale. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 29(9), 1579-1605. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260513511536

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