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Title: Development and validation of the Psychological Abuse Experienced in Groups Scale
Author: Saldaña, Omar
Rodríguez Carballeira, Álvaro
Almendros, Carmen
Escartín Solanelles, Jordi
Keywords: Psicometria
Assetjament psicològic
Psychological abuse
Issue Date: 5-May-2017
Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract: The aim of this study is the development and analysis of the psychometric properties of a new instrument to assess the possible psychological abuse experienced in a group setting. The Psychological Abuse Experienced in Groups Scale was administered to 138 people who self-identified as former members of abusive groups. An exploratory factor analysis revealed a common factor, which showed appropriate reliability. The scale scores were correlated with a prior measure aimed to assess group abusiveness, providing evidence of external validity. Participants reported a higher degree of psychological distress than normative samples, and those who requested psychological counseling after leaving the group had suffered group psychological abuse to a greater extent. The scale covers a wide range of subtle and explicit abusive behaviors and overcomes the limitations of previous instruments, being useful in both research and applied settings.
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It is part of: European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context, 2017, vol. 9, num. 2, p. 57-64
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ISSN: 1889-1861
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