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

Demirtas E. T. , Hatipoglu-Sumer Z., Fincham F. D.

JOURNAL OF FAMILY VIOLENCE, cilt.32, ss.349-356, 2017 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s10896-016-9852-9
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.349-356


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.