Development of a Dating Violence Assessment Tool for Late Adolescence across Three Countries: The Violence in Adolescents´Dating Relationships Inventory (VADRI)

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violence, sdolescents

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Accurate assessment of dating violence (DV) is crucial for evaluation and intervention planning. However, extant self-report measurement tools of DV do not adequately consider age-, generation-, and culture-specific issues, which are essential for its accurate conceptualization. To address these gaps, we developed the Violence in Adolescents' Dating Relationships Inventory (VADR I: ) and evaluated its psychometric properties. The VADRI was developed based on a qualitative approach for item development through adolescents' individual interviews, focus groups, and experts' judgments, followed by a quantitative approach for tool assessment. Two aspects of DV were addressed: victimization and perpetration. After the necessary cultural and linguistic adaptation of items, the instrument was administered to 466 adolescents from three Spanish-speaking countries: Guatemala, Mexico, and Spain. The items were best represented by a one-factor solution in each country, which suggests that DV is a unidimensional construct combining victimization and perpetration. Analyses of item-level factor weights and differential item functioning were conducted aimed at obtaining information about items that best represented the construct, resulting in a 26-item final version that was cross-culturally equivalent. Convergent validity was supported by positive correlations with the Conflict in Adolescent Dating Relationships Inventory, and reliability analyses yielded favorable results (with all Cronbach's α values above .90). We conclude that the VADRI is a valid and reliable instrument for the assessment of DV in various cultural contexts. © The Author(s) 2015.

Development of a Dating Violence Assessment Tool for Late Adolescence Across Three Countries: The Violence in Adolescents' Dating Relationships Inventory (VADRI). Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/280030968_Development_of_a_Dating_Violence_Assessment_Tool_for_Late_Adolescence_Across_Three_Countries_The_Violence_in_Adolescents'_Dating_Relationships_Inventory_VADRI [accessed Jul 31, 2017].

Referencia bibliográfica

Aizpitarte, A., Alonso-Arbiol, I., Van de Vijver, F.J.R., Perdomo, C. & García-López, E. (2015). “Development of a Dating Violence Assessment Tool for Late Adolescence across Three Countries: The Violence in Adolescents´Dating Relationships Inventory (VADRI)”. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

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Aizpitarte, A., Alonso-Arbiol, I., Van de Vijver, F.J.R., Perdomo, C. & García-López, E., “Development of a Dating Violence Assessment Tool for Late Adolescence across Three Countries: The Violence in Adolescents´Dating Relationships Inventory (VADRI),” Red INTEGRA, consulta 26 de agosto de 2019, http://biblioteca.redintegra.org/items/show/12.

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