Intimate Partner Violence in Turkey: The Turkish Intimate Partner Violence Attitude Scale-Revised

Demirtas E. T. , SÜMER Z., Fincham F. D.

JOURNAL OF FAMILY VIOLENCE, vol.32, no.3, pp.349-356, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10896-016-9852-9
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.349-356
  • Keywords: Attitudes toward psychological and physical aggression, Psychological and physical aggression, Dating college students, Scale adaptation, UNIVERSITY-STUDENTS WORLDWIDE, DATING VIOLENCE, PHYSICAL AGGRESSION, COLLEGE-STUDENTS, ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS, PREVENTION PROGRAM, AMBIVALENT SEXISM, PREVALENCE, ABUSE, MEN


This study documents psychometrics of the Turkish version of Intimate Partner Violence Attitude Scale-Revised (IPVAS-R; Fincham et al. in Psychological Assessment, 20, 260-269, 2008). Dating college students (n=280) from four universities completed Turkish versions of the IPVAS-R, Multidimensional Measure of Emotional Abuse, Physical Assault of Conflict Tactics Scale - Revised, and Ambivalent Sexism Inventory. Confirmatory factor analysis supported the three factor structure of the IPVAS-R, albeit with an item change from the Abuse to the Control factor, due to the cultural nuances. This factor structure was cross validated with a second independent sample of 205 dating college students. Convergent validity and satisfactory internal consistency were also reported. The IPVAS-R was found to be a psychometrically sound measure to gauge attitudes toward psychological and physical dating aggression among college students outside of North America.