Evaluating the Chinese Revised Controlling Behaviors Scale

Tiwari, Agnes, Fong, Daniel Yee Tak, Chan, Ko Ling, Yan, Elsie Chau Wai, Lam, Gloria Ling Lee, Tang, Debbie Hoi Ming and Graham-Kevan, Nicola (2015) Evaluating the Chinese Revised Controlling Behaviors Scale. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 30 2: 314-332. doi:10.1177/0886260514534778

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Author Tiwari, Agnes
Fong, Daniel Yee Tak
Chan, Ko Ling
Yan, Elsie Chau Wai
Lam, Gloria Ling Lee
Tang, Debbie Hoi Ming
Graham-Kevan, Nicola
Title Evaluating the Chinese Revised Controlling Behaviors Scale
Journal name Journal of Interpersonal Violence   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0886-2605
Publication date 2015-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0886260514534778
Volume 30
Issue 2
Start page 314
End page 332
Total pages 19
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract The present study evaluated the utility of the Chinese version of the Revised Controlling Behaviors Scale (C-CBS-R) as a measure of controlling behaviors in violent Chinese intimate relationships. Using a mixed-methods approach, in-depth, individual interviews were conducted with 200 Chinese women survivors to elicit qualitative data about their personal experiences of control in intimate relationships. The use of controlling behaviors was also assessed using the C-CBS-R. Interview accounts suggested that the experiences of 91 of the women were consistent with the description of coercive control according to Dutton and Goodman’s conceptualization of coercion. Using the split-half validation procedure, a receiver operating characteristics (ROC) curve analysis was conducted with the first half of the sample. The area under the curve (AUC) for using the C-CBS-R to identify high control was .99, and the cutoff score of 1.145 maximized both sensitivity and specificity. Applying the cutoff score to the second half gave a sensitivity of 96% and a specificity of 95%. Overall, the C-CBS-R has demonstrated utility as a measure of controlling behaviors with a cutoff score for distinguishing high from low levels of control in violent Chinese intimate relationships.
Keyword Intimate partner violence
Controlling behavior assessment
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online 23 May 2014

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