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The None in Three Victim Responsiveness Assessment (Ni3: VRA): a new outcome measure for intimate partner violence (IPV) prevention programs

Agata Debowska (University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK)
Daniel Boduszek (Department of Psychology, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK)
Dominic Willmott (Department of Psychology, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK)
Adele D. Jones (Department of Psychology, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK)

Journal of Children's Services

ISSN: 1746-6660

Article publication date: 28 June 2019

Issue publication date: 15 July 2019

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to develop and validate the None in Three Victim Responsiveness Assessment (Ni3: VRA) examining affective and cognitive responsiveness toward victims of intimate partner violence.

Design/methodology/approach

Data were collected at two time points in a sample of 359 young people from Barbados and Grenada (56.27 percent female; M age=12.73 years).

Findings

Confirmatory factor analysis results indicated that the Ni3: VRA scores are best captured by a two-factor solution, including affective and cognitive dimensions. A test-retest correlation confirmed the reliability of the Ni3: VRA over time. Affective responsiveness formed a significant positive association with caring/cooperative behavior.

Originality/value

The Ni3: VRA can be used for the evaluation of preventive strategies aimed at reducing the rates of IPV.

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Citation

Debowska, A., Boduszek, D., Willmott, D. and Jones, A.D. (2019), "The None in Three Victim Responsiveness Assessment (Ni3: VRA): a new outcome measure for intimate partner violence (IPV) prevention programs", Journal of Children's Services, Vol. 14 No. 2, pp. 97-106. https://doi.org/10.1108/JCS-12-2018-0029

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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