A study on the construct validity of the Parent-Child Conflict Tactics Scale (CTSPC) in an urban population in Northeast Brazil

Bonfim, Camila Barreto and Santos, Darci Neves and Menezes, Igor Gomes and Reichenheim, Michael Eduardo and Barreto, Mauricio Lima (2011) A study on the construct validity of the Parent-Child Conflict Tactics Scale (CTSPC) in an urban population in Northeast Brazil. Cadernos de Saúde Pública, 27 (11). pp. 2215-2226. ISSN 0102-311X

Full content URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2011001100015

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Abstract

The Parent-Child Conflict Tactics Scale (CTSPC) is one of the most widely used instruments in the world for investigating domestic violence against children, but targeted use has proven inadequate given the phenomenon's complexity. This study focused on the factor structure of CTSPC scales in an urban population in Northeast Brazil. We conducted a cross-sectional study in a cohort of 1,370 children in Salvador, Bahia State. Factor analysis with promax oblique rotation was performed, and the Kuder-Richardson coefficient was calculated. Factor analysis showed a different distribution of items in the factors as compared to the original instrument. Violence showed a gradual profile in each factor. The Kuder-Richardson coefficient was 0.63 for factor 1, 0.59 for factor 2, and 0.42 for factor 3. The items behaved differently from the original instrument, corroborating international studies. These findings support proposing a resizing of the CTSPC.

Keywords:Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Urban Population, Factor Analysis, Statistical
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C870 Psychometrics
C Biological Sciences > C880 Social Psychology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:27440
Deposited On:05 Jul 2017 13:00

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