Assessing acceptance of violence toward women: A factor analysis of Burt's acceptance of interpersonal violence scale

Richard L. Ogle, Nora E. Noel, Stephen A. Maisto

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Abstract

The Acceptance of Interpersonal Violence Scale (AIV) is a self-report inventory assessing beliefs about violence toward women. This study's purpose was to test the multidimensionality of the AIV. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) was conducted on half a sample of 772 male participants and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) on the other half. EFA indicated a two-factor solution. Factors were labeled Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence. The CFA showed this model provided a good fit and was superior to the original one-factor model. Potential problems when using the single sum score and the applicability of the derived factor structure to violence research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)799-809
Number of pages11
JournalViolence Against Women
Volume15
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2009

Keywords

  • Acceptance of interpersonal violence scale
  • Factor analysis
  • Scale construction
  • Sexual aggression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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