The Perception of School Personnel Helping Scale (PSPHS) is a 9-item measure to assess the perception of students on the likelihood of school staff intervening in situations related to teen relationship abuse and sexual assault.
1. Staff would tell a group of boys calling a girl a “slut” to stop
2. Staff would physically intervene in a physical fight between couples
3. Staff would verbally tell a couple in a physical fight to stop
4. Staff would verbally tell a couple in a verbal fight to stop
5. Staff would talk to teens about getting help
6. Staff would take to teens about getting help
7. Staff would gossip to other teachers about what teens tell them
8. Staff would comfort a teen who is a victim of abuse
9. Staff would get help for a teen who is a victim of abuse
Response options range from 1 (no school staff) to 4 all school staff.
Edwards, K. M., Banyard, V. L., Sessarego, S. N., Stanley, L. R., Mitchell, K. J., Eckstein, R. P., Rodenhizer, K. A. E., & Leyva, P. C. (2018). Measurement tools to assess relationship abuse and sexual assault prevention program effectiveness among youth. Psychology of Violence, 8(5), 537-545. https://doi.org/10.1037/vio0000151
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