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Development of Perception of Child Maltreatment Scale: Reliability and Validity Analyses

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dc.contributor.author Fakunmoju, Sunday B. ; Bammeke, Funmi O.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-21T17:41:38Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-21T17:41:38Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation Fakunmoju, Sunday B. ; Bammeke, Funmi O. (2013). Development of Perception of Child Maltreatment Scale: Reliability and Validity Analyses, SAge Open, 3(2). doi.org/10.1177/2158244013490703 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/2158244013490703
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/3848
dc.description.abstract This article presents reliability and validity analyses of the Perception of Child Maltreatment Scale (PCMS). The scale comprised 34 items that measure abusive behaviors related to emotional/psychological abuse (10 items), sexual abuse (6 items), child neglect (6 items), child labor (7 items), and physical abuse (5 items). Analysis was based on a convenience sample of 317 participants in Nigeria. Exploratory factor analysis with promax rotation was used to determine construct validity of its five-factor structure (subscales). The overall internal consistency of the PCMS was .95; subscales of Emotional/Psychological Abuse (.93) and Sexual Abuse (.91) were high, whereas those of Child Neglect (.89), Child Labor (.86), and Physical Abuse (.84) were good. Cutoff scores were computed categorizing scores into low/weak, medium/moderate, and high/strong perceptions of child maltreatment. Strengths and limitations as well as practical applications and implications of the scale for research were discussed. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Sage Open en_US
dc.subject child abuse en_US
dc.subject indicators en_US
dc.subject assessment en_US
dc.subject measures en_US
dc.subject tools en_US
dc.subject International Resources en_US
dc.subject Nigeria en_US
dc.title Development of Perception of Child Maltreatment Scale: Reliability and Validity Analyses en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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