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The Adaptation of Acceptance of Couple Violence Scale into Turkish: Validity and Reliability Studies

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Author(s): Özcan SEZER

Journal: Inonu University Journal of the Faculty of Education
ISSN 1300-2899

Volume: 9;
Issue: 16;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2008;
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Keywords: high school students | violence | reliability & validity

ABSTRACT
This study investigates the validity and reliability of the Turkish adaptation ofAcceptance of Couple Violence Scale (ACVS). The data of research has been attainedfrom 474 (M =243, F=231) high school students who were attending 1st, 2nd and 3thclass and coming from middle socio-economic levels in Malatya. Acceptance of CoupleViolence Scale has 11 items, Likert type and 4 point response format. The constructvalidity of ACVS was conducted by using exploratory factor analysis and varimaxrotation. Single independent factor with the eigenvalue over 1.00 has been found. Thisfactor explained 44% of total variance. To test concurrent validity, correlations betweenscores on ACVS and Aggressiveness Questionnaire were calculated. There was asignificant relationship between scores on the two scales (r= .61). Cronbach alphacoefficient of the scale was found “.87”; test-retest correlation coefficient was “r=.80”.Item-total correlation co-efficiencies vary between “.52” and “.71”. Findings show thatACVS can be used with acceptable level of validity and reliability for high schoolstudents.
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