The Inventory of Beliefs about Wife Beating: The Construction and Initial Validation of a Measure of Beliefs and Attitudes

@article{Saunders1987TheIO,
  title={The Inventory of Beliefs about Wife Beating: The Construction and Initial Validation of a Measure of Beliefs and Attitudes},
  author={D. Saunders and A. Lynch and M. Grayson and D. Linz},
  journal={Violence and Victims},
  year={1987},
  volume={2},
  pages={39 - 57}
}
  • D. Saunders, A. Lynch, +1 author D. Linz
  • Published 1987
  • Medicine
  • Violence and Victims
  • Although attitudes and beliefs about wife beating have been regarded as important for understanding the factors that cause and perpetuate woman abuse, researchers have not had adequate instruments to measure these attitudes and beliefs. This article reports on the construction of a scale of attitudes about wife beating and an assessment of the scale’s dimensionality and validity. Data were collected from 675 students, 94 residents of a mid-western city, 71 men who batter, and 70 advocates for… CONTINUE READING
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