Perceived Lack of Severity of Domestic Violence Against Women is a 5-item measure that evaluates how serious respondents consider five different forms of domestic violence against women (DVAW). Items come from the Eurobarometer survey version 51.0.
Short Measure Multi-Country
Please tell me whether you consider each of the following forms of DVAW to be very serious, fairly serious, not very serious, or not at all serious.
1. Psychological violence
2. Physical violence
3. Sexual violence
4. Threats of violence
5. Restricted freedom
Very serious - 1
Fairly serious - 2
Not very serious - 3
Not at all serious - 4
Scores of each form of DVAW s are summed to compute a unique score of lack of severity from 5-20.
Gracia, E., & Herrero, J. (2006). Acceptability of domestic violence against women in the European Union: A multilevel analysis. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 60(2), 123-129. https://doi.org/10.1136/jech.2005.036533
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