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Inventory of Beliefs About Wife Beating (IBWB)-Short Form

Inventory of Beliefs About Wife Beating (IBWB)-Short Form is a 15-item measure of the attitudes toward the justification of intimate partner violence among women.

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Geographies Tested: Bangladesh

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

Items:

1. A woman who sometimes doesn't meet her husband's expectations deserves to be beaten.
2. A sexually unfaithful wife deserves to be beaten.
3. A husband has no right to beat his wife, even if she breaks agreements she made to him.
4. Even when women lie to their husbands, they do not deserve to be beaten.
5. A woman who constantly disobeys her husband and does not listen to him is asking to be beaten.
6. Even when a wife's behaviour challenges her husband's manhood, he is not justified in beating her.
7. A husband has the right to beat his wife if she does not respect his relatives.
8. It would do some wives good to be beaten by their husbands.
9. A husband has the right to beat his wife if she does not respect his father, mother or siblings.
10. Sometimes it is OK for a man to beat his wife.
11. There is no excuse for a man to beat his wife.
12. Occasional violence by a husband toward his wife can help maintain the marriage.
13. A husband has the right to beat his wife if she insults his friends.
14. A wife does not deserve a beating, even if she keeps reminding her husband of his weak points.
15. A woman who constantly refuses to have sex with her husband is asking to be beaten.

Response Options:
Disagree - 0
Agree - 1

Scoring Procedures

Item scores are summed to create the total measure score.

Original Citation

Sayem, A. M., Begum, H. A., & Moneesha, S. S. (2012). Attitudes towards justifying intimate partner violence among married women in Bangladesh. Journal of Biosocial Science, 44(6), 641-660. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021932012000223

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