Validity of self-reports of marital violence

@article{Arias1987ValidityOS,
  title={Validity of self-reports of marital violence},
  author={Ileana Balmaceda Arias and Steven R. H. Beach},
  journal={Journal of Family Violence},
  year={1987},
  volume={2},
  pages={139-149}
}
The most commonly used and practiced method for assessing spouse abuse is the individual's self-report of engaging in or being a victim of physical aggression. However, the socially undesirable nature of relationship violence raises questions regarding the likelihood that it is accurately reported. The current investigation found that a socially desirable response set is related to willingness to report one's own aggression. However, it is not related to willingness to report a spouse's… CONTINUE READING

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