Development of the Scale of Economic Abuse

  title={Development of the Scale of Economic Abuse},
  author={Adrienne E. Adams and Cris M. Sullivan and Deborah I. Bybee and Megan R Greeson},
  journal={Violence Against Women},
  pages={563 - 588}
Economic abuse is part of the pattern of behaviors used by batterers to maintain power and control over their partners. However, no measure of economic abuse exists. This study describes the development of the Scale of Economic Abuse, which was designed to fill this gap. Interviews were conducted with 103 survivors of domestic abuse, each of whom responded to measures of economic, physical, and psychological abuse as well as economic hardship. Results provide evidence for the reliability and… 

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