The Inventory of Beliefs about Wife Beating: Wife Beating is Justified Subscale

The Wife Beating is Justified Subscale is a 12-item measure that is part of the Inventory of Beliefs about Wife Beating scale. The measure capture's respondents' belief that wife beating is justified in general.


High Psychometric Score

ITEMS:

1. A husband has no right to beat his wife even if she breaks agreements she has made with him.
2. Even when a wife's behavior challenges her husband's manhood, he's not justified in beating her.
3. A wife doesn't deserve a beating even if she keeps remind her husband of his weak points.
4. Even when women lie to their husbands they do not deserve to get a beating.
5. A sexually unfaithful wife deserves to be beaten.*
6. Sometimes it is OK for a man to beat his wife.*
7. It would do some wives some good to be beaten by their husbands.*
8. Occasional violence by a husband toward his wife can help maintain the marriage.*
9. There is no excuse for a man beating his wife.
10. A woman who constantly refuse to have sex with her husband is asking to be beaten.*
11. Episodes of a man beating his wife are the wife's fault.*
12. Wives could avoid being battered by their husbands if they knew when to stop talking.*

Response Options:
Strongly Agree - 1
Agree - 2
Slightly Agree - 3
Neither Agree nor Disagree - 4
Slightly Disagree - 5
Disagree - 6
Strongly Disagree - 7

* The values for these items were reversed before adding the scores from individual items to get the overall score.

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adults

Scoring Procedures:

Values for individual items were added to get a summative score.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Saunders, D. G., Lynch, A. B., Grayson, M., & Linz, D. (1987). The inventory of beliefs about wife beating: The construction and initial validation of a measure of beliefs and attitudes. Violence and Victims, 2(1), 39-57.

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

HIGH
Total Score: 7.00/8 Points (HIGH) 

Citation Frequency

HIGH

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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