Two-Year Reliability of the Propensity for Abusiveness Scale
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The Propensity for Abusiveness Scale (PAS; Dutton [1995a] J. Fam. Violence 10: 203–221) has been shown to correlate with both physical and psychological abuse in a variety of samples including gay men, assaultive males, and male and female college students (Clift, 2001; Dutton et al., 2001). For the current study, 27 male and 37 female university students completed the PAS during the 1998–1999 and the 2000–2001 school years. A 2-year test–retest reliability coefficient of r = .851 was found for women and a reliability coefficient of r = .629 was found for men. The combined sample had a reliability coefficient of r = .774. Moderate test–retest reliability coefficients were also found for each of the subscales.
Keywordspsychological abuse physical abuse Propensity for Abusiveness Scale test–retest reliability
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