Internal consistency and factor structure of the Revised Conflict Tactics Scales in a sample of deaf female college students

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Department of Psychiatry, Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center

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Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence | Health Services Research | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology | Psychology


The Revised Conflict Tactics Scales (CTS2) is currently the most widely used measure for identifying cases of intimate partner violence within the hearing population. The CTS2 has been used successfully with individuals from various countries and cultural backgrounds. However, the CTS2 had not yet been used with Deaf individuals. The goal of the present study was to investigate the internal consistency reliability and the factor structure of the CTS2 within a sample of Deaf female college students. Psychometric analyses indicated that subscales measuring Victimization of Negotiation, Psychological Aggression, Physical Assault, and Injury proved both reliable and valid in the current sample. Three subscales did not evidence reliability and the factor structure was not valid for Perpetration items.

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Journal of Family Violence, 25(5), 475-483. DOI: 10.1007/s10896-010-9308-6

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Journal of Family Violence


At the time of publication, Melissa Anderson was not yet affiliated with the University of Massachusetts Medical School.