A scale for measuring propensity for abusiveness

  title={A scale for measuring propensity for abusiveness},
  author={Donald G. Dutton},
  journal={Journal of Family Violence},
A brief self-report scale is described that assesses propensity for male abusiveness of a female partner in intimate relationships. The scale items are nonreactive, containing no explicit reference to abusive behavior. The scale has good psychometric properties, with a Cronbach's alpha of .91 and three distinct factors. The scale was validated against reports of abuse victimization by mens'’ female partners using the Psychological Maltreatment of Women Inventory (Tolman, 1988). The scale… CONTINUE READING
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