Readiness to Help

Readiness to Help is a 36-item measure of four stages of change related to sexual abuse, intimate partner abuse and stalking on college campuses. This measure is an adaptation of the Readiness for Change Scale. The items cover three subscales: action, responsibility and no awareness.


High Psychometric Score

ITEMS:

Action
1. Recently attended a program about sexual abuse.
2. Recently attended a program about intimate partner abuse (IPA).
3. Recently attended a program about stalking.
4. Actively involved in projects to deal with sexual abuse on campus.
5. Actively involved in projects to deal with IPA on campus.
6. Actively involved in projects to deal with stalking on campus.
7. Recently volunteered on projects focused on ending sexual abuse on campus.
8. Recently volunteered on projects focused on ending IPA on campus.
9. Recently volunteered on projects focused on ending stalking on campus.
10. Have beencurrently involved in efforts to end sexual abuse on campus.
11. Have beencurrently involved in efforts to end IPA on campus.
12. Have beencurrently involved in efforts to end stalking on campus.

Responsibility
13. Sometimes I think I should learn more about sexual abuse.
14. Sometimes I think I should learn more about IPA.
15. Sometimes I think I should learn more about stalking.
16. I think I can do something about sexual abuse.
17. I think I can do something about IPA.
18. I think I can do something about stalking.
19. Planning to learn more about the problem of sexual abuse on campus.
20. Planning to learn more about the problem of IPA on campus.
21. Planning to learn more about the problem of stalking on campus.

No Awareness
22. Don't think sexual abuse is a problem on campus.
23. Don't think IPA is a problem on campus.
24. Don't think stalking is a problem on campus.
25. Don't think there is much I can do about sexual abuse on campus.
26. Don't think there is much I can do about IPA on campus.
27. Don't think there is much I an do about stalking on campus.
28. Not much need for me to think bout sexual abuse on campus.
29. Not much need for me to think about IPA on campus.
30. Not much need for me to think stalking on campus.
31. Doing something about sexual abuse is the job of a rape crisis center.
32. Doing something about IPA is the job of a domestic violence center.
33. Doing something about stalking is the job of a domestic violence shelter or a rape crisis center.
34. Have not yet done anything to learn more about IPA.
35. Have not yet done anything to learn more about sexual abuse.
36. Have not yet done anything to learn more about stalking.

Response Options:
5-point Likert scale
Not at all true - 1
Very much true - 5

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male
Transgender

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults

Scoring Procedures:

The mean of the items is calculated for each of the three subscales.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Banyard, V. L., Moynihan, M. M., Cares, A. C., & Warner, R. (2014). How do we know if it works? Measuring outcomes in bystander-focused abuse prevention on campuses. Psychology of Violence, 4(1), 101-115. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0033470

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: 5.50/8 Points (HIGH) 

Citation Frequency

HIGH

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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