TitleEvaluating the impact of intimate partner violence on the perpetrator: the Perceived Consequences of Domestic Violence Questionnaire.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsWalker DD, Neighbors C, Mbilinyi LF, O'Rourke A, Zegree J, Roffman RA, Edleson JL
JournalJ Interpers Violence
Date Published2010 Sep
KeywordsAdult, Aggression, Humans, Interpersonal Relations, Male, Middle Aged, Motivation, Risk Factors, Risk Reduction Behavior, Sexual Partners, Spouse Abuse, Surveys and Questionnaires, Young Adult

Surprisingly, little is known about how IPV perpetrators perceive the conse quences of their violent behavior. This article describes the development and evaluation of the Perceived Consequences of Domestic Violence Questionnaire (PCDVQ). The PCDVQ is a 27 item self report instrument designed to assess the consequences of intimate partner violence (IPV) as perceived by the perpetrator. Data from 124 nontreatment seeking, male, IPV perpetrators recruited from the community provided support for the internal consistency of the PCDVQ. Participants reported an average of 9.97 (SD = 4.57) consequences. Scores on the PCDVQ significantly predicted motivation for change, beta =.19, t(113) = 2.03, p < .05, and treatment seeking, chi(2)(df = 1) = 10.79, p < .01, odds ratio = 1.27 (95% CI: 1.10 1.46). Clinical implications of this instrument are discussed.

Alternate JournalJ Interpers Violence
PubMed ID20139346
PubMed Central IDPMC3341660
Grant ListR01 DA017873 / DA / NIDA NIH HHS / United States
R01DA017873 / DA / NIDA NIH HHS / United States