The Intimate Partner Violence Stigma Scale: Initial Development and Validation

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Christine E. Murray, Director (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The stigma associated with intimate partner violence (IPV) is a major challenge facing those in abusive and violent intimate relationships. This study explored the initial development and validation of the Intimate Partner Violence Stigma Scale, designed to measure stigma related to IPV. An exploratory factor analysis revealed four subscales including internalized stigma, anticipated stigma, perpetrator stigma, and isolation. The scale demonstrates evidence for clinical and research purposes to assess experiences of stigma related to IPV among survivors.

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Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Language: English
Date: 2019
intimate partner violence, domestic violence, stigma, assessment, integrated intimate partner violence stigmatization model

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